Memphis Businessman Urges Young Black Men to Pull Up Saggy Pants

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) - A Tennessee businessman has a message for young African-American men: Pull up your pants.

Fred Davis, an insurance agent, shelled out $6,000 for a billboard that says "Show your mind. Not your behind."

Davis, who is black, believes men who sag their pants portray an image of crime and poor education.

"If you want to be upwardly mobile, you can't present that image to people who are qualified to make a decision about you," said Davis.

Davis is also a civil rights activist who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.  He says they fought for future generations to move up a little higher, not for "thuggish mentality."