Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saggy Pants vs. Man in Panties-You Decide

Let's start with this. US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder said the airline's dress code forbids indecent exposure or inappropriate attire.

Here's the story from the blog politics from the eyes of an ebony mom:
US Airways allowed this man, to ride on of their flights 8 days before they prohibited a University of Mexico football player, Deshon Marmon from flying on one of their planes. they told him his saggy pants were unacceptable, but a man in his panties is free to ride. What’s the difference? May because the football player was black? No that can’t be a factor. We live in a color blind society. Sadly not everyone is blind.

In case you missed it, here's the story of the black man in baggy pants.

A University of New Mexico football player's saggy pants led to his arrest and removal from an airplane at San Francisco International Airport, authorities said Thursday.
DeShon Marman, 20, was boarding a flight Wednesday to Albuquerque, N.M., when a US Airways employee noticed his pants were below his buttocks, and his boxer shorts were showing, Sgt. Michael Rodriguez of the San Francisco Police Department told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Marman refused the employee's request to pull up his pants and failed to immediately comply when she asked him to get off the plane, Rodriguez said, adding Marman injured a police officer when he was being arrested.
The player was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction of a police investigation, Rodriguez told The Associated Press.

Days before this incident, the airline allowed another man (pictured above) wearing skimpy women's panties and mid-thigh stockings to fly, according to a passenger and airline spokeswoman.
US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder defended the airline's decision to let the man fly, saying employees acted correctly.
"We don't have a dress code policy," Wunder said. "Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate...So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly."
The airline has said Marman was exposing a body part on June 15 when he was repeatedly asked to pull up his pants. Wunder said Marman was asked to leave the flight not because of his clothing, but because he refused an employee's request.

Well folks, racism is alive and well in America.

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