(Sigh) Are we really having this conversation?
First, I’ve seen folks of various skin tones sag and it makes me sad every time I see it. It’s not a “black” thing, it’s a bad fashion choice that I hope will lose popularity and go the way of Hammer pants.There is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING about this style that screams professional, trustworthy, intelligent, competent, capable in a work environment. If you haven’t learned the difference between play clothes and work clothes before getting to college, someone owes it to you to teach it to you since you’re paying all that good tuition money.
More importantly, college is a place where we prepare students for the workplace. Why would we permit students to come into the classroom dressing in a manner that will not work in the workplace? I feel the same way about wearing pajamas, daisy Duke shorts, jerseys and scrubs (unless you are a nursing student) to class.
I’m not saying that students should come to class in three piece suits, but there should be some standards. What the students do on their own time is their business, but I wouldn’t condone a student coming into my classroom wearing clothing that did not reflect our purpose for being there. I’d put it in my syllabus that they needed to come in work appropriate attire and would be happy to give them examples of what I meant by that definition.
Just because something is “trendy” doesn’t mean that it should be allowed in an educational training environment. I’m not marching for students to have the right to sag, sorry, we have real issues that require our attention at the present time.
~ Marta C. Youngblood
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