The restaurant chain Bar Louie may be a popular hangout in many cities, but the one in Minneapolis has created a new discriminatory dress code that has people outraged.
Seven articles of clothing are now banned from the Minnesota bar, from Thursday through Saturday after 9 p.m.:
- No flat-billed hats
- No sleeveless undershirts
- No excessively baggy clothing
- No large chains worn outside of shirt
- No long plain white T-shirts
- No athletic apparel
- No sports jerseys unless collared
“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told a local affiliate of Fox 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.”
Some residents in the area want nothing to do with the restaurant and its discriminatory policies; they feel this is something that shouldn’t be tolerated anywhere in society.
However, 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,” he said.