Obama Inspires School's 'Pull Up Your Pants' Day

Florida school hands out belts to tighten waistbands
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 26, 2009 11:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Among Barack Obama’s many inspirational quips, it’s “Brothers should pull up their pants” that stuck with the Florida high school teacher behind today’s Pull Up Your Pants Day. Fed up with droopy drawers, she enlisted community members to hand out belts to kids who could use some tightening. The event included a lunchtime discussion on issues facing black youth, the Miami Herald reports.