New Law Takes Aim At Black Teens That Want to Sag.
Lawmakers in Tennessee have passed a bill that would
prohibit students from showing underwear or body parts in an indecent manner at
school, myFOXmemphis reports.
The bill passed overwhelmingly in the Tennessee state
Senate and House, and now requires the governor's signature.
Unlike a recent Tennessee bill that failed, the
enforcement of this bill doesn't require a ruler or carry penalties of up to
$250 and community service, but it does ban saggy pants and clothes that show
too much skin
on school property.
Instead, this bill allows school districts to decide the
Reaction among Memphis high school students were
mixed. Student Braden Brooks told myFOXmemphis he is happy the bill was passed,
as he feels saggy pants are "degrading."
However, former high school student Ian Moss claims
the bill will be ineffective.
"Just grown ups making more rules, gonna break em'
anyway," he said.
If approved by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the law
would take effect on July 1.