Residents in Minneapolis say a sign they found outside Bar Louie in Uptown was shocking and discriminatory.
The sign, lays out the establishment’s dress code for patrons.
“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’?”
Many residents believe the dress code is racial profiling, as it discriminates against a style that is mostly associated with African-American and Latinos.
Fox 9 reached out to Bar Louie’s corporate office, but did not get a response. The manager at the Uptown location did confirm that the policy was handed down by their corporate office. They say employees are simply following orders.
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