On June 9th, a passenger boarded US Airways to fly from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to Phoenix, AZ. The man was dressed rather interestingly. Shield your eyes.
...ooooOOOOOkay. Several passengers complained, but US Airways let the man fly anyway. Valerie Wunder, a US Airways spokesperson, said, "We don’t have a dress code policy. 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."
Now, there's a reason I bring this up.
Six days later, a person boarded US Airways in San Francisco to go to Albuquerque, NM. This fellow was wearing saggy pants. Oh, and he was black. KRQE reports:
A University of New Mexico football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport because he would not pull up his pants Wednesday. Defensive back Deshon Marman, 20, was boarding a flight to Albuquerque, when a US Airways employee told him to pull up his pants because, she said, they were “below his butt and his boxer shorts were showing.”
Police said when Marman refused, he was asked to leave the plane and 15 minutes later he was cited for trespassing. Marman’s mother said her son had attended a friend’s funeral and he was still emotional. “He said, they said, they arrested me because I wouldn’t pull up my pants,” Deshon’s mother Donna Doyle said. “These types of charges…my baby could lose his scholarship.” A US Airways spokesperson said the airline’s dress code forbids “indecent exposure or inappropriate” attire.
Oh, yeah. A passenger caught some of the confrontation on video. You tell me if this is an appropriate response to someone lookin' like a fool with his pants on the ground....
Okay, yes, I don't like the baggy pants look. But that's beside the point. The point is the white guy dressed as a crossdresser, no problem, but the black guy with saggy pants? We get what we see above.
If you want to deny hypocrisy, you have to do better than that.