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Bar attacked for ‘Jim Crow’ dress code: ‘Might as well just say no black folks allowed’
Biz Pac Review ^ | July 8 2014 | Joe Saunders

Posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT by PoloSec

A Minneapolis night club’s dress code aimed at forcing patrons to dress presentably is being attacked as racist by people who apparently think being black means dressing like a slob.

barlouiednewcode0708According to Minneapolis Fox affiliate KSMP, the nightclub Bar Louie has posted a sign barring customers in “flat bill hats,” “long plain white T-shirts,” “excessively baggy clothing” or sporting “large chains.”

That struck some observers as basically barring blacks.

“If you do not want African-Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” one man told the station in an interview.

(The dress code sign doesn’t specify that it’s meant to apply to men only, but that’s the likely intent. Women in nightclubs rarely wear “excessively baggy” clothing anyway.)

Resident Michelle Horovitz, a white woman who apparently has a big, white liberal chip on her shoulder, called the dress code “ridiculous.”

“Might as well just say, ‘No black folks allowed,’” she said. “It’s ridiculous.

“Minnesota might be the nicest, healthiest, cleanest state in America, but we have huge issues as far as segregation, racism, systematic oppression — and people want to look the other way,” Horovitz said. “This is not OK, and we’re not going to patronize you if you don’t change your policy.”

Well, Michelle, this being America and all, anyone who doesn’t want to dress in a way that satisfies the club’s code is perfectly free not to patronize Bar Louie. In fact, they’re being specifically asked not to patronize it. So what exactly is the harm here?

And while liberal outlets like the Huffington Post have jumped on the story, according to most of the reaction on Twitter, the club is just asking patrons to dress like adults.

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1 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
barring customers in “flat bill hats,”

No Amish allowed.

2 posted on 07/08/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: PoloSec

barlouiednewcode0708According to Minneapolis Fox affiliate KSMP, the nightclub Bar Louie has posted a sign barring customers in “flat bill hats,” “long plain white T-shirts,” “excessively baggy clothing” or sporting “large chains.”


It sounds like they’re trying to keep Justin Beiber out.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:10 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: PoloSec

One of the underlying foundations of a society is acting civil. A fundamental portion of civility is a persons manner of dress and being human means to desire to aspire. Animals have no wish to better themselves. They do not compete nor do they reward exeptional behaviour. Mankind has no equal on this planet and we dare to better ourselves. Debasing oneself is and always should be met with contempt.

Unfortunately, this is not always the case.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: PoloSec

They should have included those ridiculous Dick Tracy suits, as well.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: PoloSec

SO I guess MOM JEANS wearing Barack Obama might be excluded......


6 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: PoloSec

Liberals believe blacks are incapable of dressing decently, or controlling themselves in general.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT by Argus
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To: PoloSec

Works for me ...


8 posted on 07/08/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: PoloSec

Prohibit the playing of rap and hip hop and they will keep themselves out.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MUDDOG

Nor Andalusian cowboys.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:03 AM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: PoloSec
I'm going to guess that Michelle Horovitz only uses the term "folks" in the following, patronizing phrase: "black folks."

The banned style of dress is worn by black, white, Asian, and Latin hoodlums.

The cutting edge look, at least in New York's urban neighborhoods, is sport jackets with colorful and mismatched shirts, ties, shoes, and pocket squares - the look that Russell Westbrook, Lebron James, Kanye West and other "icons of the community" are wearing.

11 posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:33 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: PoloSec

Resident Michelle Horovitz.... hahahahahahahahaahaahhhaaaaahahahahhaaaahhhh.... whoa...hahhhahaaaahhahaaaaahhahahhaaaaa....oh.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:49 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: PoloSec

I don’t know when this broke down, but I recall a time when black folks dressed to the nines when they went out to clubs.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 8:13:36 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If you don’t play hip hop at a club, no one will show up.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: cll

LOL!


15 posted on 07/08/2014 8:14:39 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: PoloSec

>> If you do not want African-Americans to frequent your establishment

I’ll bet African Americans are welcome there!

It’s just the “___” they’re trying to keep out.

Chris Rock knows what I’m talkin’ ‘bout...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tkZuLixZOk


16 posted on 07/08/2014 8:15:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: defconw

They still do. The definition of “the nines” has changed, of course.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 8:15:22 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

It has been so long that I was in a night club that I wouldn’t know.


18 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: rjsimmon

Minneapolis is being overrun with nonassimulating Muslim Somalis including Somali youth gangs.

Dress codes will be the least of their worries. Muzzies believe that bars & alcohol should not even be allowed to exist.

Minneapolis & Mogadishu will soon have much in common.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PoloSec

Is it just this one bar? I ask because Bar Louie is a franchise, so it may be that they have this dress code at all their locations. If so, I will have to stop by one in my area now that I know and give them some business.


20 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PoloSec

it ain’t a costume party


21 posted on 07/08/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Actually Amish and Andalusian cowboys are OK, as their hats are flat brimmed, not flat billed....


22 posted on 07/08/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: wideawake
If you don’t play hip hop at a club, no one will show up.

I used to DJ at a popular club in Madison WI, back in the late 80s and early 90s. When our clientele would get a little too urban, we just played an extended set of country music and everything would even out.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: PoloSec

What? NO ZOOT SUITS allowed?


24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:19:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: wideawake
The banned style of dress is worn by black, white, Asian, and Latin hoodlums.

Exactly. That's the uniform of choice here in Los Angeles for Latino gangsters.

25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:20:45 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: wideawake

How sad. Of course the last time I flew, I was shocked at how people were dressed. I miss dressing up.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:14 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: PoloSec
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27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:25:02 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: PoloSec

Maybe they do not want stupid looking people in the bar that look like this.
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/crossfade/Vanilla-Ice_Brew-At-The-Zoo_Miami-New-Times_2014.jpg


28 posted on 07/08/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: MUDDOG

Flat bill-

No Drill Sergeants or Highway Patrol, or Smokey Bear

What a downer.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:33:40 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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30 posted on 07/08/2014 8:42:13 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: wideawake

“The cutting edge look”

That’s how I dressed in Prep School in the early 60’s! We had to wear coats and ties, but we all really pushed the envelope! Green plaid pants, a jacket that turned from BS Brown to Blue depending on the light, red shirt, wide purple silk tie with lightning bolts, yellow socks. I was a fashion plate,,,, well more of a crime of fashion!


31 posted on 07/08/2014 8:43:35 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PoloSec

A dress code is perfectly legal. That it’s a back door to discrimination says more about the “dressers” than the club owners.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: PoloSec
".....barring customers in “flat bill hats,” “long plain white T-shirts,” “excessively baggy clothing” or sporting “large chains.”

That struck some observers as basically barring blacks.

So, who's doing the stereotyping now? I guess this is the only clothing "blacks" wear, hmmmmmm?

33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

You totally beat me to it!


34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Scrambler Bob

As I understand it, a flat bill hat is a baseball style cap with the front bill flat instead of curved. Whereas a flat brimmed hat is one worn by Highway Patrol types etc.


35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:53:45 AM PDT by mc5cents ("Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PoloSec
I don't know what all the stink is about. Bars down here in the south have had a dress code for ages.


36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:57:50 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: PoloSec

Good grief, many establishments have dress codes like this in order to keep a higher quality, and higher paying, clientele. Most will also say “no timber lands” or “dress to impress”


37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: PoloSec

“Minnesota might be the nicest, healthiest, cleanest state in America, but we have huge issues as far as segregation, racism, systematic oppression — and people want to look the other way,” Horovitz said.

What is she suggesting? lol


38 posted on 07/08/2014 9:04:53 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: mc5cents

Correct. Flat billed baseball cap, preferably with the New Era holographic decal still on the bill. Also the cap front above the bill is typically taller and less formfitted to the head.


39 posted on 07/08/2014 9:06:14 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: PoloSec

Aren’t the critics being very stereotyping by asserting that only blacks dress this way? I see all colors wherning this. I is a thug culture thing, not a black thing. Hispanic and white thugs where this stuff, too.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 9:07:34 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: defconw

“I don’t know when this broke down, but I recall a time when black folks dressed to the nines when they went out to clubs”

When I was 20 years old and military, I was invited to a party by a black woman as her date. I asked her if there would be other white people there, she assured me that there would be.

Not only were there no other whites there, I was the only man there without a tie on. I felt really out of place and not because I was the only white person there.

I was treated decently, 1965, Washington, D.C.


41 posted on 07/08/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: PoloSec

It is actually an anti-hoodlum dress code. And for this leftist ditz to assume “hoodlum” equals “black” is in fact 100% pure racism. No /sarc


42 posted on 07/08/2014 9:17:44 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: PoloSec
Wait for the other shoe, then follow the money.

Locally, we had a similar situation a few years ago.

A man moved here from the Chicago area and became involved in a large number of programs for the disabled/underprivileged/homeless/anti-gang/no drugs/etc. This man began claiming dress code based efforts to keep street thugs out were racist. After the local media had gotten all the sensitive types whipped into a frenzy saying that all the locals should be ashamed for being racist, he approached the town board and made demands that they donate large sums of money to charity to fight racism.

Shortly thereafter it was discovered that this guy was behind various manufactured "racist" incidents in the area. It came out that this persons involvement with the various programs was in fact to create cover and use these organizations as vehicles for various criminal/unethical/immoral acts. It was also discovered that this guy had friends in the local media outlets that were driving the story. Most importantly, it eventually came out that this man had dreams of becoming a Jesse Jackson type and the shake down money the city was to pay was seed money for his own recently founded "anti-racism" charity.

Instantaneous and intense popular backlash began and the man mysteriously disappeared.

Dig into the backgrounds and connections of these types of people and I suspect this whole newly discovered form of racism will disappear.

43 posted on 07/08/2014 9:24:24 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: elcid1970

My church has a Somali family that left Minneapolis and islam and they have no reservations about warning everyone they meet of how bad it will be in Minneapolis once there’s enough ‘technicals’ living there.


44 posted on 07/08/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Graybeard58

Everybody seemed, from the pictures I have seen to have dressed back then. I guess it’s cheaper not to dress up.


45 posted on 07/08/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Patch madras.


46 posted on 07/08/2014 9:30:14 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: wideawake

Hip Hop closed most of the bars near the river here in the flats in Cleveland...fights, stabbings, shootings, robberies always follow that crap.


47 posted on 07/08/2014 9:32:27 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: defconw

Here in South Carolina the black folks still dress up for church, down to the smallest child. They look like they are attired to enter unto the house of the Lord.

Wish my fellow parishioners would. I put on a sport coat over slacks & dress shirt and I’m a snob for it.


48 posted on 07/08/2014 9:32:32 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: MUDDOG

No platypuses.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 9:40:23 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Ha!


50 posted on 07/08/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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