By now, we’ve probably all seen and laughed at the “pants on the ground” video. The song gained national attention after a man performed it on American Idol a few weeks ago. Now it seems like that message is gaining speed and support in St. Louis. Today I spoke to Zaki Baruti about his effort to get St. Louis youth to stop sagging. Baruti cannot understand why this trend is so popular; his greatest fear is that young people do not comprehend that the way they dress can keep them from securing a job.
To get their attention, Baruti is taking his message to areas schools. He’ll kick off his “Pull Your Pants Up and Help Pull Up the Community--- the World is Watching Campaign” on Friday at Northwest Academy in St. Louis. Baruti is optimistic that the high schoolers will grasp the concept and make a change.
Baruti’s ultimate goal is to push his message throughout the metro and then, reach out to the nation.
News 4 Reporter
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