Chicago Club Accused Of Racism Over Dress Code

Oct 28, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBUR-AM Boston

Six college students from St. Louis accuse a popular Chicago nightclub of using a dress code banning baggy pants to racially profile them, denying them entrance to the club on a recent Saturday night.

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Dems too crazy wrote:
<quoted text>evidentally you missed the part of Chicago having more gang-bangers per capita than any place else in the Country-we now are ahead of LA-we should be proud of our haven status on top of it.
And? saying that anyone that dresses like that is a gang member, would classify 50% of teenagers as such. You are wrong about 99.9% percent. I would say m-a-y-b-e 5% of all people you see that dress like that are actual gang members. I've graduated HS in Chicago in the mid 90's and only a minority of people that dressed the part were in the gang. Most are just trying to act.

By the way, baggy pants does not mean gang member, I would watch out for certain colors. You learn very fast how to spot a fake.
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OK, so I'm off topic?^^^^^

Lets pretend some WHITE guy rolls up with a pair of ripped blue jeans and and f uck ed up shirt. Anybody, if you're a doorman at some FAKE, PRETENTIOUS place, is going to let someone in that COULD be trouble? If I owned a club, I would make sure the doormen left the (maybe) trouble, outside the door.

And yes, you can't judge a book by it's cover. But at a club (unless some hip hop or rock and roll club) that's how things work.

These people are trying to extort money over color. It's complete and total BS.

There are WHITE people that get left outside doors NIGHTLY in clubs across cities. People need to grow up and swallow their pride and go somewhere else if they're not admitted. BIG F UC KIN DEAL.

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No baggy pants means no baggy pants. I'm sure humans who dressed like negros with the 'I sh!t myself look', were also not let in.

All negro's do is whine.

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Oct 29, 2009
 
Citizen wrote:
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That's what I was wondering about, are there any other blacks in that bar?
Yes, but they have class. They don't represent like they just rolled up out of the gutter, and then try some lame-ass "fashion statement" excuse.
wtf statement does sagging MAKE, anyway, besides "I'm an ignorant MF, but you better not say so..."...???
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If anybody believes this is about color? lmao. This an attempt tp try an extort money. The poor mans lottery.

Anybody wanna bet if the owner of this club extended his hand to the party(s) that want MONEY and said, "How's about a free year here and free drinks. All your friends. Lets forget about the bs." Guess what the answer would be?... "My feelings are hurt.... and I want MONEY. You didn't let me in because I'm black."

Boo HOO!! Pathetic. Unless your Brad Pitt OR Denzel, shyt like this happens. Makes me sick.
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Oct 29, 2009
 
Inisa Love wrote:
Apparently the style of the clothing were not the issue. When one of the young black males switched pants with his white male friend the white male friend entered the club with the same clothing they would not allow the black male to enter wearing. They still did not allow the black male entry even when he was wearing different attire.
Right now the club is negotiating a settlement with all offended parties.
There was no settlement-no money-an apology that said they were sorry that they did not have a good experience, and their doormen will be taking sensitivity training-as I said before-this boys were probably actin' all the fool when they were comin down the street before they even got there and were not allow it-they had the correct training.
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Anikitos wrote:
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And? saying that anyone that dresses like that is a gang member, would classify 50% of teenagers as such. You are wrong about 99.9% percent. I would say m-a-y-b-e 5% of all people you see that dress like that are actual gang members. I've graduated HS in Chicago in the mid 90's and only a minority of people that dressed the part were in the gang. Most are just trying to act.
By the way, baggy pants does not mean gang member, I would watch out for certain colors. You learn very fast how to spot a fake.
and much has changed since the 90's-not enough police-a haven city-Chicago is-poor economy-no Special Ops-If you think it is only 5% come on down and I'll give you a tour of the north side, you make me laugh.
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Mikey Brooklyn NY wrote:
OK, so I'm off topic?^^^^^
Lets pretend some WHITE guy rolls up with a pair of ripped blue jeans and and f uck ed up shirt. Anybody, if you're a doorman at some FAKE, PRETENTIOUS place, is going to let someone in that COULD be trouble? If I owned a club, I would make sure the doormen left the (maybe) trouble, outside the door.
And yes, you can't judge a book by it's cover. But at a club (unless some hip hop or rock and roll club) that's how things work.
These people are trying to extort money over color. It's complete and total BS.
There are WHITE people that get left outside doors NIGHTLY in clubs across cities. People need to grow up and swallow their pride and go somewhere else if they're not admitted. BIG F UC KIN DEAL.
I have worked for one of the biggest club owners in Chicago and then his son, it got so bad that a person could not come in with a "logo" on anything-I don't care if it said Nike or had an alligator-they weren't getting in-and no leather, these guys would not have been allowed-when you are the establishment-patrons go by your rules, not the other way around-they pulled this crap on the North side also-it went no where-the guy has been in business for over 30 years-and once again looking for some easy money.
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I don't blame them one bit for enforcing this code.

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Oct 30, 2009
 
Well, there is a difference between sagging and baggy pants.

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Curlylocks wrote:
Well, there is a difference between sagging and baggy pants.
What?

A belt?

4 steps?

What's the "difference"?
Clown pants are clown pants, whether you wear them backwards, forwards, or on your head...

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Watch my gay obsessed stalker come sniffing up behind me to talk about pants on my head, since the pathetic slob can't come up with anything more original (or funny, for that matter...)

... than 'booger king' and 'jughead'.....
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Watch my gay obsessed stalker come sniffing up behind me to talk about pants on my head, since the pathetic slob can't come up with anything more original (or funny, for that matter...)
... than 'booger king' and 'jughead'.....
I'm still your fan!

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<quoted text>There was no settlement-no money-an apology that said they were sorry that they did not have a good experience, and their doormen will be taking sensitivity training-as I said before-this boys were probably actin' all the fool when they were comin down the street before they even got there and were not allow it-they had the correct training.
According to the news report that I saw on CNN they were negotiating a financial settlement last I heard and this was two days ago.

I haven't heard anything of just a apology and financial settlement being taken off the table.

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Personally, I wouldnt want to go to a club with a bunch of white people anyway so if they are banning black men, I don't want to be there. I remember I pulled up infront this club and saw a line full of whites and asians. I made u turn to different club because we came on the wrong night, white night. I do like more of the grown man look though so a club i would go to requires everyone to wear shoes. I dont hardly go but if I do.
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Conscience Sister wrote:
Personally, I wouldnt want to go to a club with a bunch of white people anyway so if they are banning black men, I don't want to be there. I remember I pulled up infront this club and saw a line full of whites and asians. I made u turn to different club because we came on the wrong night, white night. I do like more of the grown man look though so a club i would go to requires everyone to wear shoes. I dont hardly go but if I do.
Sorry, but your post made you sound like a true racist.
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Congrats to the club owner for upholding their standards. The less places that allow this type of dress to be deemed acceptable, the less yo will see people dressing in such a fashion. I don't care if they are gang bangers or wanna bees. They all look like fools. Most of them are nothing but trouble.

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Conscience Sister wrote:
Personally, I wouldnt want to go to a club with a bunch of white people anyway so if they are banning black men, I don't want to be there. I remember I pulled up infront this club and saw a line full of whites and asians. I made u turn to different club because we came on the wrong night, white night. I do like more of the grown man look though so a club i would go to requires everyone to wear shoes. I dont hardly go but if I do.
I'm sure everyone at white night missed your sweet smiling presence. They might have even put on some shoes to honor your strong nubian essence.

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Dressing like a filthy pig is out of fashion in Europe. It is also stupid to dress like a negro. If you get into a fight, all someone has to do is pull down your pants. You will then have a choice; fight with your legs bound or bend over to pick up your pants. I love watching true crime shows that shows negros running and their pants falling down.

If I had my way; one of their hooves would be cut off as punishment from runnning from the police.
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The bottom line is: If you want to be treated equally then don't act so differently!

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