Stop The Sag!
NY State Senator Eric Adams is starting a huge campaign to get black youth to pull up their damn pants by making a youtube video and puting up billboards in different Brooklyn neighborhoods. Senator Adams’ statement: “While it is natural for youth to push the limits of what is acceptable, parents in the home and leaders in the community must step up when something is harmful. This sagging pants culture represents an immature disregard for the basic civility, courtesy, and responsibility that our young men should display. More after the jump….As I first mentioned during my virtual town hall, I am proud to unveil six new billboards throughout the borough. They are intended to raise awareness and spark conversation. The billboards are located in Brooklyn at the following locations- 214 Rockaway Parkway, 841 Franklin Avenue ,1306-1310 Nostrand Avenue, 2331 Bedford Avenue, 848 Fulton Street and 747 Franklin Avenue.
Billboards can only begin a discussion. As a community, we will ‘stop the sag’ person by person by realizing that we control so very much of our messaging to other people. Our youth will demonstrate that they can control their own image and the message they send to peers, authority figures, and potential employers. Have pride in your appearance: if you raise your pants, you’ll also raise your image.”
We kinda agree for once but tell that to Lil Wayne……