Chicago Club Denies Entry To Students Because Of Race

 

Mother’s, a popular night club in Chicago, appears to be reinstating Jim Crow laws as they recently barred entry to six African-American patrons. The six students were part of a senior class trip of 200 students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and had made plans to visit the establishment. Upon trying to entering the venue, the Black students were denied entry and were told it was because their pants were too baggy.

Not believing the hype, a white student switched pants with one of his classmates and tried the entry process again. Lo and behold, the white student was still allowed in while the Black student was left outside.

The students have filed complaints with the Chicago Human Rights Commission, the Illinois Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The management of Mother’s has stated that there is an internal investigation but racism was not the cause. Their concern was reportedly safety issues.

Yeah right.

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  • TB

    I think the lesson here is pull you DAMN! pants up. It sends a negative message. I’m sure the bar was filled with brothers, who weren’t dressed like cons. This fashion, sorry prision fashion has to end.

  • David Graham

    oh really? then how do you explain them letting the whit eboy in when he put on baggy pants? that statement alone about ‘safety issues’ reeks of racism.

  • David Graham

    “Not believing the hype, a white student switched pants with one of his classmates and tried the entry process again. Lo and behold, the white student was still allowed in while the Black student was left outside”.

    if racism wasn’t the reason, how do you explain that?

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  • CW

    I’ve been to mothers before with a group of friends and we were also denied entry because of “baggy pants” and/or gym shoes while white patrons with gym shoes and the same style pants were let in. It happens all around division st. where mothers is located. Racism will always exist no matter how much people like to pretend it doesn’t.

  • wtf??

    The same thing happens in Baltimore,Maryland out in FeLLs Point there are about 20 bars around there an blacks are allowed in only 2.

  • MACK

    TB you’re and idiot! If the white kids swapped clothes with the black kid and he was let in then it has nothing to do with the way they were dressed, its all about RACE!!!!!

    You dummy!

  • Babygyrl

    I’m with you wtf? A lot of MD bars r like that in Annapolis this weekend I saw a black male get punched by a white male and they put they black male out. They should have both had 2 leave…

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