Bar Louie’s Dress Code. Is this racist? You tell me..

We love our fam over at Where’s My 40 Acres Podcast  ( cept for Brandon) so when they posted this link about people taking this Dress Code as Racist, I had to check it out..

 

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) –
A Minneapolis woman says a sign she found outside Bar Louie in Uptown was shocking, and she’s not shy about speaking out on the controversial dress code that has many saying they’ll no longer spend money there.

“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told Fox 9 News.

Bar Louie is now enforcing a strict dress code that is enforced every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close and bars the following items:

– Flat-billed hats
– Large chains
– Sleeveless under shirts
– Long white T-shirts
– Athletic apparel
– Sports jerseys without collars
– Excessively baggy clothing

“What is ‘excessively baggy?'” Horovitz asked. “Who’s going to judge that? Are you going to have Grandma B sitting by the door saying, ‘That’s too baggy’?”

Horovitz considers the dress code to be both appalling and racist.

“You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,'” she said. “It’s ridiculous.”

She’s not the only one who is disgusted by the dress code either. Sean Tierney told Fox 9 News he believes it’s “totally racial profiling,” and Imani Vincent said the real message is clear.

“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,” Vincent said.

Vincent told Fox 9 News he believes there’s only one way to respond to the discriminatory dress code.

“Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there — and that’s their loss.”

Both Vincent and Horovitz say the corporate-pushed code, which was nowhere to be seen at the Bar Louie location in the suburb of Minnetonka, is a glaring example of an often unspoken issue.

“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 okay, and we’re not going to patronize you if you don’t change your policy.”

A Minneapolis woman says a sign she found outside Bar Louie in Uptown was shocking, and she’s not shy about speaking out on the controversial dress code that has many saying they’ll no longer spend money there.

“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told Fox 9 News.

Bar Louie is now enforcing a strict dress code that is enforced every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close and bars the following items:

- Flat-billed hats
– Large chains
– Sleeveless under shirts
– Long white T-shirts
– Athletic apparel
– Sports jerseys without collars
– Excessively baggy clothing

“What is ‘excessively baggy?'” Horovitz asked. “Who’s going to judge that? Are you going to have Grandma B sitting by the door saying, ‘That’s too baggy’?”

Horovitz considers the dress code to be both appalling and racist.

“You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,'” she said. “It’s ridiculous.”

She’s not the only one who is disgusted by the dress code either. Sean Tierney told Fox 9 News he believes it’s “totally racial profiling,” and Imani Vincent said the real message is clear.

“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,” Vincent said.

Vincent told Fox 9 News he believes there’s only one way to respond to the discriminatory dress code.

“Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there — and that’s their loss.”

Both Vincent and Horovitz say the corporate-pushed code, which was nowhere to be seen at the Bar Louie location in the suburb of Minnetonka, is a glaring example of an often unspoken issue.

“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 okay, and we’re not going to patronize you if you don’t change your policy.” [source]

Now many of you read all of the above, watched the video and then were looking like:

wtf

And then others of you were like:

ani_angry

Me? I’m sitting here like:
even_mad

Look… I’m just saying. You add up every last one of those Dress code issues and yeah.. sure. You can ASSUME that it’s targeted to Black People. Sure you can think that. But please believe that many Black People ( Bourgeois Negroes) are sitting here like:
uhura_yes

Because you get tiiiiiired of Ray-Ray n ‘nem coming up in the place on some ol boolshyt. You really do. And it doesn’t matter what colour you are, bytch it does not. You add up all those dress code violations and you’ve got someone on some ol boolshyt. Or…or.. an NBA player…I guess. Still.

What would make this racist in MY opinion? is if these Dress Code violations aren’t punisehd equally across the board. If Just RAY RAY n nem get kicked out but Chad and Baxter get to stay whilst wearing the same shyt ( which is gonna happen), THEN… it’s a problem… to me. In my opinion.  But don’t listen to me.. I’m elitist as fuck at times.

What say You?

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  • iamtmonie

    I ain’t mad.

  • Troy Frazier

    So, no niggers. Good for them.

  • Chidiva

    There are a few clubs/bars That had this dress Code when I lived in Mpls.And this is one Bourgeois Negress that appreciated it.

  • Baegatha Christie

    I’d be the one to have my boy walk up in proper, fresh ass attire…with a skully on”. But…my petty can leak out at times lol

  • Lo Kei

    I’m not mad…

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

    So ALLLL blacks dress like this. I mean I know alot of us do.. but not ALL.

    Man… just put on some pants and a shirt that fits…neatly. Go in and have a good time. Jeeesh…

  • http://dontshootmessenger.blogspot.com/ JediReturns

    I can’t hate on ‘em. Back in my Happy Hour days, everyone knew the Ties would start leaving when the Timbs started arriving. You either went home to change, or went home for good. It wasn’t the clothes, but the mentality under some of the hats. Too much trying to assert dominance over those who appear weaker. Its unfortunate that all get judged based on the behavior of some, but like with all other aspects of the communty that’s what happens when you don’t check your people’s negative behaviour.

    • LadyCant

      ” It wasn’t the clothes, but the mentality under some of the hats.”

      THIS RIGHT HERE

  • AshMi313

    Yeah I’m bourgeois cause I don’t want all y’all negroes ruining my good time with your shenanigans….

  • DameloSuave

    I’ve seen this here in the DMV, so…as long as it’s applied equally, because it’s not just the brown boys who dress this way.

  • notconvincedgranny

    I’m Team First Gif. Just because a racist reference suits my sensibilities, it is no less racist. And since racism is based on ignorance, the poor stupid owners are so race blinded they haven’t noticed the white, asian and latino dudes wearing the same gear. Reminds me of the old joke “what do you call a gangster in a three-piece suit? A well-dressed gangster.” As if you can’t hide a weapon under a jacket. What if he put a Ralph Lauren tweed over his wife beater, and tucked the chain into his waistband?

    I would however, like advance notice when they decide to check ol’ homies undershirt sleeves. I like my popcorn fresh for the show.

  • Unckle_Ruckus

    *Looks at checklist, looks in my closet.* I’m in! Maybe I’m dating myself, but when I used to hit up the town it was about “Dress to Impress”. I wear ball caps and jerseys, when I do things that make them appropriate, like actually go to the game. Not.Even.Mad. Now, just imagine if Lil Wayne walked across a stage like this? Dress code done, Son!

    • Jaye

      Totally OT but who in the hell were those pants made for? I mean how tall would you have to be for those things to fit properly?

    • Omelette!

      That’s Sapeurtastic!

    • http://www.blackenoughsomeday.blogspot.com Kera

      This dude found overall slacks…ugh my eggs are exploding…

  • JustMe81

    I’m not even a little bit mad at this. I hate seeing it when Ray Ray ‘n nem do it and I hate when I see Chad ‘n nem do it. It looks sloppy and like you don’t know what real bills look like…keep that shite away from my good time. *sips tea with my pinky up…because that’s how us bourgeois kneegrows do*

  • LadyCant

    *shrugs* Sounds like somewhere I’d like to patronise. *sips tea*

  • LadyCant

    Sounds like a spot I’d like to patronise. *sips tea*

  • http://www.monaliscurls.com/ Monalisacurls

    If it changes the establishment’s atmosphere to “grown and sexy” during those hours, count me in! *puts on little black dress*

  • Cerah

    I live in MN and normally I would say there is not a problem with the dress code but this dress code does not apply across the races. You can have a black man who will be turned away for the dress code, when he is not truly in violation. The next minute a white man walks in, in his baggy jeans and sports jersey, this is why it is a problem.

    • notconvincedgranny

      Seriously. This is just the opening salvo; once they identify what they consider a “black” thing, it will go on the list. Why not drop the covert action and declare “we don’t want your kind here”?

    • Mr. After Dark

      Yep. Been there, watched it happen. Fuck those signs.

      It is never across the board because it isn’t even applied across genders whereas the gender is not stated on the sign. Check that video again and count the violations INSIDE the place. After 9 are they going to kick them out? Doubt it.

  • CaraQ

    So they want grown and sexy dress? Ok. It also excludes certain age groups and is no different than those 30 and up clubs.

  • Seent it

    So how do you feel about them enforcing a dress code, but allow people to bring in dogs? They really do allow dogs – water bowl and all….

  • Takema Pellot

    Who wears this attire when going out ??? This is not the 90 ‘s.I’m not offended in the least. And Secondly I think the mostly white teens dress like this our kids wearing leggings now please add that to the list!

  • Leo the Yardie Chick

    “If Just RAY RAY n nem get kicked out but Chad and Baxter get to stay
    whilst wearing the same shyt ( which is gonna happen), THEN… it’s a
    problem… to me.”

    That’s my take on it, too. If this is some slick way to keep the ‘darkies’ out of the dancery, then they failed on arrival. It better apply to all – for their sake.

  • http://www.blackenoughsomeday.blogspot.com Kera

    - Flat-billed hats
    – Large chains
    – Sleeveless under shirts
    – Long white T-shirts
    – Athletic apparel
    – Sports jerseys without collars
    – Excessively baggy clothing

    Hmmm…this list doesnt say “Black people”…it says “classless”…and that is a completly different topic…