Query of the Week

Posted on 01 Oct 2007 at 6:51pm
By David Webb

What do you think about Dallas Councilman Dwaine R. Caraway’s support of a local rap song that equates wearing sagging pants to being gay as a way to discourage young black men from dressing in that fashion?

“Two wrongs do not make a right. You can’t degrade one group to make another look better. It’s just not right.”

Shawn Owens
Flight attendant

“It’s derogatory toward gay people. If that’s his intention, it’s unacceptable.”

Jeff Wildhagen
Consultant

“I think it’s certainly faulty logic. If the situation were reversed, it would be viewed as highly derogatory. I can’t condone that
stereotype.”

Sarah Mundy
Landscape designer

“I think it’s good that they are trying to get their pants back up, but that’s the wrong way to go about it.”

Chris Oates
Sales

“As a councilman and city leader he needs to be more sensitive to other groups. If more than one person is offended by it, action needs to be taken to correct it.”

Jimmy Koebel
Minister

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 2, 2007

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