Albany, GA is one of a number of Southern cities which are passing local ordinances that ban African-American thugs from wearing “saggy pants.”
Earlier this year, Arkansas and Florida banned saggy pants. A saggy pants ordinance was recently defeated in Mobile. The cities of Greenville and Selma have already banned “saggy pants.”
The spread of these saggy pants ordinances which indirectly target African-Americans are a symptom of the revival of the spirit of Jim Crow in Dixie. Florida also passed a law this year that requires welfare recipients to submit to drug tests in exchange for benefits.
Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina have followed Arizona in passing Arizona-style immigration laws. Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina passed E-Verify laws this year.
Texas and South Carolina passed tough Voter ID laws which were pioneered by Georgia. North Carolina and Missouri passed Voter ID which were vetoed by their Democratic governors.
ALBANY, Ga. — Officials in Albany, Ga., say the city’s ban on saggy pants has generated nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year.
City Attorney Nathan Davis says 187 citations have been issued and $3,916 in fines collected since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23, according to the Albany Herald.
Officials say the ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments. First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offenses, the fine can rise to $200.
The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.
Albany is about 170 miles south of Atlanta.
This might not sound like much.
It represents a definite shift though in Dixie from seeing blacks as noble savages and the helpless victims of racism and white supremacy back to the older view of seeing their presence here as a menace and a burden on civilization that must be contained by the civil power.
This shift in attitude toward blacks and illegal aliens mirrors the collapse of the Democratic Party in Dixie, the consolidation of Whites in the Republican Party, and the return to the one-party system of the Solid South that defined Jim Crow politics.
As the American economy continues to deteriorate in the Sunbelt, White racial resentments will naturally move closer to the surface of our culture. The costs of BRA are becoming unaffordable to White taxpayers in Dixie.
Twenty years from now, we will look back with the benefit of hindsight at these saggy pants ordinances, these Voter ID laws, Florida’s welfare drug testing law, and the spread of E-Verify and Arizona-style immigration laws and see it as the first wave of the new Jim Crow laws in the American South.
The 2000s and 2010s are reminiscent of the 1880s and 1890s – racial science was eroding egalitarianism, the North was losing its enthusiasm for “civil rights,” the South was reasserting itself, and the Long Depression had everyone focused on their own economic downward mobility.
The Thug Tax in Albany, GA is yet another sign that “Peak BRA” was passed during Obama’s victory speech in November 2008 in Chicago which used to be the banner of this website.