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Touré: We Get Flack for Sagging Pants, Then Barneys ‘Arrests a Brother for Buying a Belt’?

MSNBC’s Touré illuminated the irony in this week’s story about a young black man who was arrested for buying a $350 belt at Barneys. After all these years of the media admonishing African-American men for their “sagging pants,” when one of those men tries to buy a belt, he gets arrested?

Touré made his observations during an interview with W. Kamau Bell on Totally Biased that also touched on some of the week’s most controversial Halloween costumes. “We get so much talk about like, wearing sagging pants, and then the brother gets arrested for buying a belt,” he said. “What’s going on? Shouldn’t they be wanting us to buy belts?”

The MSNBC host did not mention any of those critics by name, but two of his prominent cable news competitors, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and CNN’s Don Lemon, have both spoken out extensively about the sagging pants issue over the last year.

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