I would like to respond to Ms. Gipson-Torres letter to the editor about sagging pants.
I remember seeing this phenomenon 30 years ago in Florida. I thought it was stupid then as well as now; however, everyone has the right to dress the way they want.
Young men who go around with their underwear exposed to the world are making a statement. Some may say they are expressing their individuality, but when they travel around in groups all dressed like that is no longer individuality.
This is not a racial thing. I see Anglo, Hispanic, and Blacks dressed with their underwear as outwear.
To me, the look says a couple of things: “Hello, I just got out of prison and haven’t had time to get a belt yet,” or “I’m not looking for a job, but I can continue to use the excuse the white man just doesn’t like me.”
I am sure the lady in H-E-B didn’t consider herself a bully, nor did she intend to shame the young man. If anything, he should be ashamed to come out of the house dressed that way.
There is nothing wrong with creating styles, but a style that shows you are a productive member of society will go further than that “saggy-britches” hoodlum look.
I’m sure most people over 35 find this look ridiculous.