NAACP comes out against low-pants legislation

 
 

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.

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