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Nightclub Racism

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114215599

This story discusses a Chicago nightclub that racially profiles by not allowing people with baggy pants to enter the club. Is this racial discrimination or is it discrimination against a certain type of style and perhaps socioeconomic status? I personally think that it is racial discrimination based upon that fact that most people with this style are indeed black. But, this assumption is stereotyping of black people so it could be viewed as an inaccurate viewpoint.

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Written by victorianelson

October 28, 2009 at 3:18 am

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  2. I dont think this is considered racially discriminatory. There are many places that deny people based on their attire. Many clubs in New York and even some restaurants require a certain “dress code”. If the business is privately owned I think they should be allowed to run it as they choose. If the issues involved turning people of a certain gender or race then yes I would agree that it is wrong and discrimninatory. I dont think that what they are doing is a good idea or in any way smart because they are loosing business and making people unhappy but it isn’t a racial issue. Also, baggy pants typically cost the same as non-baggy pants.

    rhenf1989

    October 31, 2009 at 2:17 am

  3. I would have to agree with the above comment. Dress codes are important for the ambiance of a club and the club needs to attract people and make money. Now if the rule was created for the purpose of keeping a certain demographic out then of course there was discrimination.

    briangaw

    October 31, 2009 at 6:04 am


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