TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida branch of the NAACP says a bill that would ban students from wearing their pants too low could lead to more legal trouble for black males.
Orlando Senator Gary Siplin's bill was approved 28-11 last week by the Florida Senate.
The bill calls for no criminal sanctions -- but it would prohibit students from wearing pants low so that they expose undergarments.
Violators would receive a warning for a first offense, and suspensions from school would be issued for each subsequent infraction.
NAACP President Adora Obi Nweze called it a "clearly discriminatory bill."
Other groups such as the Advancement Project, a Washington social advocacy organization, say the proposal is directed primarily at black males and could lead to arrests.http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2008/3/22/334294.html?title=NAACP+comes+out+against+low-pants+legislation