Perspectives on Race

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Well Known Chicago Bar Accused of Racism

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While on a senior trip to Chicago, some students from Washington University in St. Louis were denied entry into a popular bar called “Mother’s”.  They bar tender told the African American kids they weren’t allowed in because their pants were too baggy.  Not satisfied with the reasoning one of the black students traded pants with a white student and the white kid had no problem walking in.  This is obviously a clear sign of racism.  If this is how it really happened I don’t see how you could possibly justify this action.


Written by jturner36

October 26, 2009 at 12:16 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Often most promoters or other pushers for a club will push for a certain image….i know my friend in tally does not allow ”ghetto” looking people to enter his clubs.


    October 26, 2009 at 4:26 am

  2. I am glad that the group is pursuing a lawsuit because the bar’s actions were unwarranted. Clearly, “baggy pants” was not the reason that a black guy was denied entry if a white guy who put on the same pants was let in. It’s unfortunate that clubs and bars seems to be getting more and more restrictive. I do not see why one would want to go to a bar or club that is full of similar people, wearing similar clothes and acting a certain way. “Pushing for a certain image” seems ridiculous to me and should not be tolerated. “Ghetto” looking people? Absurd.


    October 28, 2009 at 2:07 am

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