Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sagging: the feminizing of students in public schools

We see it daily in public schools but little is done to stop it.  Young men walking the hallways,  sitting in classrooms,  and in cafeterias wearing their pants down.
It's called sagging allegedly a fashion inmates  denied belts  in prison created from their ill-fitting uniforms. And pants down signal to other inmates the readiness to engage in sexual behavior of some sort. While others say rap stars from the hip-hop culture sag and promote it in their music.
Yet, few understand  how it promotes and contributes to the feminizing of urban youths before they are caught up in criminal behavior and sent to prison as many more children are being tried as adults across the nation.  In New York youths 16 years old  are automatically prosecuted as adults under the age of majority statutes.
The Children's Defense Fund campaign from the cradle-to-prison-pipeline  was created a few years ago to provide preventive supports in order to reduce detention and incarceration of black and Latino youths. Kevin Hawkins shared photos of these young men sagging on Facebook.

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
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