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Wisconsin Man Posts “No Negros Allowed” Sign On Door To Business [Video]


A Wisconsin man with plans to open a gentleman’s club in the Milwaukee area is in hot water because of one of his signs.

Not a neon sign showing scantly dressed woman dancing on a pole, but one that says, “No Negros Allowed.”

Mark Prior plans on opening his club, in a building next to the Abbotsford city hall and library but he doesn’t plan on letting blacks in.

“I’m going to stick to my guns because I think I have the right as a business owner to reject service to anyone. It’s not all the black people there are just a few bad ones,” says Prior.

Prior posted the sign after he says he had some problems with black people in the past and needed to make a policy against them.

Under federal and state law, it is illegal for a businesses open to the public to deny patrons based on race. That wont stop Prior from trying.

“If I’ve got a problem with you it’s going to be on the front of my store,” says Prior.

He has since moved the sign inside do to the number of complaints. But if he keeps true to his racist mandate, according Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, an African American historian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the second he opens his business, he’ll be in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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  • Allen Jones

    Y”all need to leave this man alone.

    However, you would get a better picture of the racism if you watched how well his business does.

  • bylaw99

    I’m from Wisconsin and trust me the moment he opens that business will be his last day operating because some (bad blacks) will tear that mu***** up! People should be smarter…this isnt the 50’s!

  • Peppa

    This is a tricky one, because on the one hand, we should be happy to know he is racist, so we wouldn’t be patronizing a racist idiot, who hates us. But on the other hand, it must be hurtful for certain people to see that sign, which was so prevalent in the pre civil rights era. If white people (non racist-if there are any) patronize his club, they are saying they accept his right to operate in that manner.

  • Anotherloverholeinyahead

    I agree with you Peppa, this is very tricky;however, I am very happy that he isn’t hiding behind a white sheet. I think once he realizes that he isn’t making any money, he will change his tune.

    No need to fight with this fool, he is creating his own demise….ha ha ha!!

  • London

    he is not gonna go to court for that B.S. not saying that the state isn’t going to take up the case of course they are it’s going to be for press. But he not gonna “stick” to his guns and if he does the state is going to shut down his business C’mon dude it’s 2010 almost 2011 you really think that you gonna get away with that with all these people trying to prove that they’re not racist?

  • Travis

    I bet he will have some trashy women, just by looking at him.

  • Rose

    I really wish I knew what was wrong with people these days. This is not the 1930’s – 1950’s. Get with the times man. This makes me sick!! I am one person out of many that was born and raised in this town, graduated high school from there, and chose to move away. I am completely embarrassed to say that is where I’m from. I live closer to Milwaukee and he wants to open a club here?? BOY he is in for a rude awakening!!! Mark, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME DOWN IN SOUTHERN WI.

  • aw aw baby

    Look at him, what in the he!! could his trashy azz possiblly be selling that a “negro” wants. The people need to put a sign up that says “No Raggety Shack Stores Allowed”

  • PantheroneMBC

    I’d still go there just to antagonize that man. I really don’t care what kind of sign he puts up, as long as he doesn’t say a rude word to me, or try to physically remove me from the store, I don’t have a problem with this man exercising his god given right to free speech.

  • Mabel

    That’s the sad part we alreayd know some folks will be all up in there patronizing his ‘gentleman’s club’..could this term be code for clan or skin activities? Because I am looking at the locale and I cannot see how gentleman and club go together in that run down shack.

  • pai

    Lol ….

  • vlad

    you couldn’t punch your way out of a wet paper bag fool,you want a war,we’ll take you to war,the oaklahoma bombing was 1 white guy,maybe its time to park some vans in Compton,or Atlanta,miami,new York , st Louis.sprinkled with anthrax,as to spread it everywhere,and watch you fools die.you really want a war?

  • vlad

    you’d get shot ,or tore up by some nicca hating hounds,you would be running crying for your fat momma.listen to allen,hes one of them blacks that lives to see his 30th birthday,by thinking before he acts.