Skip to comments.Morehouse College Bans Ghetto Thug Attire, Cross Dressing
Posted on 10/15/2009 12:58:54 PM PDT by kristinn
Morehouse College, one of the few remaining all-male historically Black colleges has taken a courageous stand with its new dress code that bans ghetto thug attire and cross-dressing on campus.
Black Voices gave some background:
Morehouse President Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. is implementing the code starting today as part of his "Five Wells: well read, well spoken, well-traveled, well dressed and well balanced."
Here are the standards as published in the student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger (via The Daily Voice):
It is our expectation that students who select Morehouse do so because of the College's outstanding legacy of producing leaders. On the campus and at College-sponsored events and activities, students at Morehouse College will be expected to dress neatly and appropriately at all times.
Students who choose not to abide by this policy will be denied admission into class and various functions and services of the College if their manner of attire is inappropriate. Examples of inappropriate attire and/or appearance include but are not limited to:
1. No caps, do-rags and/or hoods in classrooms, the cafeteria, or other indoor venues. This policy item does not apply to headgear considered as a part of religious or cultural dress.
2. Sun glasses or "shades" are not to be work in class or at formal programs, unless medical documentation is provided to support use.
3. Decorative orthodontic appliances (e.g. "grillz") be they permanent or removable, shall not be worn on the campus or at College-sponsored events.
4. Jeans at major programs such as, Opening Convocation, Commencement, Founder's Day or other programs dictating professional, business casual attire, semi-formal or formal attire.
5. Clothing with derogatory, offense and/or lewd messages either in words or pictures.
6. Top and bottom coverings should be work at all times. No bare feet in public venues.
7. No sagging--the wearing of one's pants or shorts low enough to reveal undergarments or secondary layers of clothing.
8. Pajamas, shall not be worn while in public or in common areas of the College.
9. No wearing of clothing associated with women's garb (dresses, tops, tunics, purses, pumps, etc.) on the Morehouse campus or at College-sponsored events.
10. Additional dress regulations may be imposed upon students participating in certain extracurricular activities that are sponsored or organized by the College (e.g. athletic teams, the band, Glee Club, etc).
11. The college reserves the right to modify this policy as deemed appropriate.
*All administrative, faculty, students and support staff members are asked to assist in enforcing this policy and may report disregard or violations to the Office of Student Conduct. "
Reaction is starting to develop in the black academic community:
Black Men in America
At the Black Voices website, an online poll shows support for the dress code at 96% out of 7,470 votes cast.
Wikipedia page on Morehouse College.
Wonder if the ACLU will get involved.
These rules are racist!
Good for them.
or society in general. lord knows the white wannabees around
Seattle are just as guilty.
Will they be accused of “acting White”?
How about the whitehouse NEXT????
“Boys to Men” indeed!
It’s about “men in training” these “colleges”.
Those would be good rules for any school.
I agree, I am disturbed however that we have all black colleges in this day and age. Can you imagine if we had an all white college?
good for them.
This isn’t much different from the “liberty” dress code we have in the navy when we pull in to foreign ports. I’ve seen many chiefs pull guys out of line waiting to get off the boat and send them back to the berthings to change their clothes.
In general, black people are socially conservative. They just follow “tradition” and vote Democrat.
In 10 years it will be a hilarious memory that there were once straight men walking around major cities with one hand dedicated to simply KEEEPING UP ONE’S PANTS.
Simply to type that seems ridiculous.
all-male historically Black college
Any all-male historically White college around???
How you present yourself to others, is a reflection as to how your view yourself. If you dress like a professional, you are viewed and generally treated like a gentleman - and eventually you will begin to ACT like a gentleman.
Actions become habits
Habits become a part of how you define yourself
How you define yourself determins how you treat others
How you treat others determines where you will go in life.
Hey I like this guy!
“Morehouse College Bans Ghetto Thug Attire, Cross Dressing”
Black on Black racism? You go, Morehouse.
RE: Rule #1
I thought caps (worn sideways), do-rags (I invented them in 1974!) and hoods (hoodies) were part of the hip-hop culture (cultural dress).
I have been told this style of dress came from within prison walls where the subservient would wear their pants so to indicate their availability for homosexual encounters. I don't know if it's true, but it seems to make sense.
Good for this school.
Kudos to Morehouse!
Racist AND homophobic.
Morehouse is still liberal as all get out, and liberals have never made the same demands of Blacks that they have of whites. I’m sure that whatever “homophobia” or “transphobia” or whatever they call it will be excused as “part of their culture.” Which is true, and which is great, but I wish they’d give us all the same leeway.
Are you for real???
Not so hard to believe. Within 2 years of Obamanomics, THIS will be the style of the day:
Saw a white teenager with his pants barely hanging on in Walmart just a few miles from my home.
I started laughing at him while I was staring at him. He asked what I thought was so funny. So I told him.
“Do you know where that fashion trend started?” He said, “No, but all the guys are wearing them”. I told him “In prisons, when a guy wants another guy to ‘do him’; he pulls his pants down like that to show any interested and that that he’s a willing. He looked more than a little embarassed, and I then wished him luck ‘trolling’ around WalMart.
Based upon how red he turned; I am under the impression that there may be a remote possibility he went home and got rid of those pants. Knowing what the pants that barely hang on the hips, makes what used to be considered ‘cool’ now seem pretty ‘gay’.
They definitely have a disparate impact on blacks than on whites....
One question, how are they going to make someone remove permanent orthodontic appliances?
“Decorative orthodontic appliances (e.g. “grillz”) be they permanent or removable, shall not be worn”
There are a couple of all-male colleges left. At one time, most colleges were sex segregated. During the 1960s, most them went co-ed, frequently by absorbing an associated women's college (think Harvard-Radcliffe). Most colleges could be termed "historically White," as well, since for most of their histories black students were few and far between. Morehouse is not, however, strictly black. In 2008, the class valedictorian was white.
A bar fight with a couple of thugs?
It's the Hegelian dialectic. the "thesis" has all the rights and the "antithesis" has none!
But if a white guy did it, it would be condemned as racist and disrespectful of A-A culture.
Rush should have a regular segment where he highlights people and institutions that don’t know that they’re conservatives.
Nice to learn than someone, somewhere, has some standards. Good for Morehouse. Their students will benefit greatly from this in the long run. One of the things Louis Farrakan did with his youth organization that I approve of, regardless of all the other nonsense, is to require the kids to wear jackets and ties. They are the only ones who come up to me at stoplights in Washington, DC selling newspapers that I am not afraid of because they are unfailingly polite and respectful. And they don’t look like asylum escapees.
Item #2 - they should proof read/edit. Work = worn?
Hold the phone! Whoa! Back the bus up, Driver! An all-male college? Cross dressers? Please tell me that the date-hungry know that their ‘escorts’ have callouses on their hands (per Timmy Wilson), right? Surely they know they are dancin’ with a man? Please...
Simple and straightforward. I like it!
It’s about time. Those who know me know I can’t talk too much but the banned outfits are the antithesis of dressing for success.
And the Supreme Court forced my alma mater (VMI) to go co-ed in 1997. My school is a shadow of its former self.
“I agree, I am disturbed however that we have all black colleges in this day and age. Can you imagine if we had an all white college?”
Ahhh...we already have all white colleges ie. Most colleges are 90+% white. Black colleges are a good idea, they are just underfunded and usually hellholes. White students are allowed to attend HBC’s, just choose not to. HBC graduates can’t be stigmitized via affirmative action. In other words they have their niche in higher education.
I'd ask the same thing of most of this other stuff....but PJ's kind of stick out.
I have a cousin....teenaged. Consistently showed up to family events in ghetto-bag outfits, unwashed, unshaven, etc etc etc.
Awhile back I asked him if he had a girlfriend. He said "no".
So, I asked him if he was gay. This time, I got a much more indignant "NO". So, I asked him what girl he thought would be interested in dating someone who looked like a homeless bum.
He's cleaned up his act a little. He's still a dumbass, but a more presentable-looking one.
You really did him a service, while it was ‘cool’ and very easy to dress like a bum; there is little that interests a young man more than a young lady.
Oh, how I wish I could travel back in time; and pull myself off to the side for a little heart-to-heart talk.
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