Minneapolis Bar Bans Virtually Every Article of Clothing Associated With Black People

Bar Louies in Minneapolis has banned every clothing item associated with black people. www.blacklikemoi.com


Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger

A Minneapolis bar’s new dress has code sparked a controversy among its patrons who believe the code targets styles worn by blacks, according to a local Fox News affiliate.

Under the new dress code at Bar Louie’s, seven articles of clothing are now banned from Thursday through Saturday after 9 p.m. Flat billed hats, sleeveless under shirts, excessively baggy clothes, large chains worn outside of clothes, long plain white T-shirts, athletic apparel, and non-colored sports jerseys have all been banned.

“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told Fox 9 News. “You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed.’ 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.”

Minneapolis resident, Imani Vincent, explained to Fox 9 News how he intends on responding to the new dress code.

“Hurt ’em in the pockets. 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.”

“The intersection of dress code and culture isn’t a new one. Campaigns like ‘We Are All Trayvon”’ — centered around the hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was killed — testify to a cultural connection between clothing, judgment and stereotypes,” The Huffington Post reported.

This is not the first bar to employ such tactics. The Kung Fu Salon in Dallas made headlines for its policies against black customers in May, turning away a black man for wearing Chuck Taylor’s by Converse.

Stephanie Guidry, a former event coordinator at Kung Fu Saloon, told reporters that managers enforced an unwritten dress code to deny entrance to minorities, according to a report in BlacklikeMoi.com. The Dallas city council is investigating the charges.


Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.comand can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.


70 Comment

  1. Its a bar when they are drinking who is paying attention what people are wearing your drunk. This is crazy.

  2. Is that the only club in Minnesota? Let them have their dress code, young white women love being with the brothers so they won’t be going to that club, and we all know men go to the club to meet women. When the white guys see there are no women in the club, they won’t go so it will fast become a ghost town. Don’t go where you are not wanted especially when you have to spend your money.

    • “young white women love being with the brothers…” This statement here has some truth to it.

  3. @Justice Johnson says it all….

  4. So is it a cultural thing that we wear the same cloths, act the same, are loud and can't seem to have a conversation without the use of foul language. A tip, .50 cent!!!

    It may be racial, it may also be the way we act, and the attitude of "this is who I am, except it", wrong, people and businesses do not have to accept it!
    No you don't have to spend your money in the establishment, in most instance's you and your money will not be missed! Open a nice business in our neighborhood?? It won't last a year, and you know why! Let's be real, a great number of us have not a clue of how to act! Or even care!

  5. I think it's very simple, don't give these people your money, it's clear they don't want Black People in there. At least you know where they stand. This is not education we're talking about where we need to fight to get certain things, this is a Bar. I wouldn't waste my energy. However, if this company has many branches throughout the country and it becomes an issue, boycott the lot On Mass.

  6. Black Excellence it goes to black folks ignoring the thug element but damn sure ready if its about racism

  7. open up an establishment and allow that thug element on the weekends at night and see what happens

  8. lmao I'm shocked that black folks feel insulted because a business dont want the thug culture in their establishment at night on the weekends

  9. lmao I'm shocked that black folks feel insulted because a business dont want the thug culture in their establishment at night on the weekends.

    every weekend in Chicago there are shootings and killings from that specific criteria of baggy cloths,white tee's, sport hats and hoodies.

    they deliberately left out hoodies as to not offend black folks.

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