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Old 07-25-2011, 01:05 PM  
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The way I understood it was it was done to help conceal a weapon.

I like your explanation much better though
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:29 PM  
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This is also what I have heard in the past. No belts in prison.
I guess it should be respectable for one to want to look like an inmate?


This is what Wiki says....
"Origin: Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Duke University, states that it is widely believed that sagging was adopted from the United States prison system where belts are prohibited.[3] Belts are sometimes prohibited to avoid suicide by hanging oneself, or to avoid being used as a weapon in fights.[4][5] The style was later popularized by hip-hop artists in the 1990s.[4] It has since become a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among many youths.[6]"

Cultural awareness???
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:12 PM  
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Cultural awareness???
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:02 PM  
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This is what Wiki says....
"Origin: Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Duke University, states that it is widely believed that sagging was adopted from the United States prison system where belts are prohibited.[3] Belts are sometimes prohibited to avoid suicide by hanging oneself, or to avoid being used as a weapon in fights.[4][5] The style was later popularized by hip-hop artists in the 1990s.[4] It has since become a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among many youths.[6]"

Cultural awareness???


That has to be by far one of the dumbest things ever.



I wonder if they realize what slobs they look like with their pants hanging like they do.
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:08 PM  
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When I see someone like that I think to myself "Does you mother know your out in public like that or did she dress you herself". I don't care for it and I believe that if you are going on a plane, train or on public transit, at try and look respectable.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:38 PM  
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I was so, so happy when my boys grew out of that phase. For a couple of years there in high school I wanted to clock them every time I saw them
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:15 PM  
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I am glad I never got into that phase. i would have had a family of country folk whippin my
butt if they saw me doing that. Plus I just have more self respect then that.
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