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(DNA Info)   Bowling alley bouncer claims he was fired for protesting racist dress code. That's right, a bowling alley with a bouncer and a dress code. Spare me   (dnainfo.com ) divider line
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2013-02-17 11:20:58 AM  
4 votes:
Many, many bars post rules such as 'pants must be securely fastened at the waist', and either 'no ballcaps' or 'ballcaps must face forward' etc. If you don't like it, go somewhere else. Call me racist, but it's blacks who are racist against other blacks...'why you speak proper?" "why you actin' white"?

Fact is, it's the subset of black folk that pride themselves on gangsta culture. Disagree? You're the idiot. Fact is, many black kids get mocked relentlessly at school or wherever else by other blacks. The reason? They speak english well, they dress mainstream, etc...they get accosted in the hallways "why you actin' white?" Get that? Speaking proper English is ACTING WHITE. That's hilarious. No, it's quite sad and a symptom of the vicious cycle of the insidious 'gangsta culture' that's flourishing. Have you seen Chicago's murder rates? Black on black crimes and murders? Did you see the black guy dressed in a KKK costume with the fact that waaaay less black folk were killed by the KKK than have been senselessly killed by other blacks just in Chicago ALONE?

If this guy wants to step up and reduce his chances of allowing people who fit stereotypes (when was the lat time a gang member was caught wearing Khakis?) into his family establishment so be it. Go somewhere else and endanger your life. Maybe Chicago?
2013-02-17 10:45:58 AM  
4 votes:
All the things he banned are general signs of thuggery and douchebaggery. If one or two particular races fit that description, said races could perhaps NOT dress that way and get in anyway. Unless said bouncer feels his race can only dress a certain way, at which point he is more guilty of racism then the owner of the bowling alley.
2013-02-17 03:22:52 PM  
2 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: atomicmask: All the things he banned are general signs of thuggery and douchebaggery. If one or two particular races fit that description, said races could perhaps NOT dress that way and get in anyway. Unless said bouncer feels his race can only dress a certain way, at which point he is more guilty of racism then the owner of the bowling alley.

In the 70's it was no Afros or dressing like a "pimp", even though most pimps dressed in suits. In the 80's it was no track suits  shoes with no laces, or gold chains. In the 90's it was no baggy pants, TImberlands, or cornrows. Now, its this. It doesn't matter what black people wear. They will just change the rules, again. Lets stop pretending this is something other than it is.


Have you ever been involved in running an establishment such as this?  Any kind of "club"?  Because weeding out the trouble makers is pretty much the primary job of the management.  The easiest way to do that is look at the latest urban thug attire, and ban it.  I don't care what color the thugs are, they all pretty much fall into the same category of asshole.
2013-02-17 12:09:46 PM  
2 votes:

atomicmask: All the things he banned are general signs of thuggery and douchebaggery. If one or two particular races fit that description, said races could perhaps NOT dress that way and get in anyway. Unless said bouncer feels his race can only dress a certain way, at which point he is more guilty of racism then the owner of the bowling alley.


jonohull: Trance354: His place, his rules. Unfortunately, racism is alive and well in America. I see it on a daily basis. However, while racism may be alive and well, no one talks like the quotes in the article. I call BS on the bouncer. If the owner wants to prohibit those clothing styles prefered by gang members, he can do so. The nationality of the offender isn't in question, the motives behind the wardrobe are.

The owner let in a white person wearing the 'banned' clothing.


This was mentioned in the article, and then jonhull pointed it out.  The dress code in and of itself is fine as long as it is enforced no matter what the person's race is, but when it's selectively enforced and it seems like it depends on the person's race, that's a problem.
2013-02-17 10:41:37 AM  
2 votes:
His place, his rules. Unfortunately, racism is alive and well in America. I see it on a daily basis. However, while racism may be alive and well, no one talks like the quotes in the article. I call BS on the bouncer. If the owner wants to prohibit those clothing styles prefered by gang members, he can do so. The nationality of the offender isn't in question, the motives behind the wardrobe are.
2013-02-17 10:34:59 AM  
2 votes:
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Was the dress code similar to this?  Seems reasonable.
2013-02-17 10:33:53 AM  
2 votes:
I don't have a problem with the dress code. Don't dress like a gangster and you can bowl all you want.
2013-02-17 03:46:27 PM  
1 vote:

Bigdogdaddy: Lots of "allegedly" in this.  Sounds like he got mouthy with the manager and got canned.  Of course it was racism.  It can't be any fault of the employee, it never is.  *rolls eyes*


Of course he had to be lying. There's no racism in MY America, and besides, he's black and you know how those people are!
2013-02-17 02:42:30 PM  
1 vote:

DROxINxTHExWIND: AgentKGB: ZeroCorpse: An argument could be made that the baggy clothes and oversized jewelry are a danger to yourself and other bowlers. I don't want an uncoordinated twit in baggy pants or with a bandanna over his forehead swinging around a 12-pound ball in his greasy fingers. What if something slips? What if the bandanna slides down over his eyes and he throws the ball the wrong way? What if his massive jewelry gets caught in the swing and he hurls it across the alley, where it strikes a little girl who is on a bowling trip with her Brownie troop, blinding her and scarring her for life? What then, mister baggy pants? WHAT THEN?!?!

THIS. All it takes is one moron, regardless of race/colour/creed, to ruin it for everyone. Someone tries to bowl in inappropriate clothing and ends up smacking another patron in the head with a 12 lb bowling ball.

Aww Jesus Christ. You pussies are scared of out-of-control bowling balls? Smh. And these are the same people who complain about being checked by the TSA. Folks who are scared of everything have more of a negative effect on the world than the religious and the greedy, combined.


I find this offensive and demand the Mods remove it.
2013-02-17 01:01:35 PM  
1 vote:

omeganuepsilon: To me it sounds as if he was actively trying to regulate who came in, instead of, and in spite of, following the intent of the dress code.


He was then fired for it, and worked out a racism angle with which to smear the owner, in theory. In practice, the owner could be a racist piece of shiat, and this guy just has an unlikely but solid case - but I find that hard to believe given what appears to be the rest of the situation.
2013-02-17 12:58:38 PM  
1 vote:

ramblinwreck: [a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com image 400x399]
Was the dress code similar to this?  Seems reasonable.


This, basically. I read "I was fired because my gangsta friends couldn't bowl at the place I worked, because they dressed like gangstas, and so I protested."

I don't see a problem with that dress code, provided that it was the dress code that was being enforced. If someone wearing baggy pants and Flava Flav chains, no matter their skin color, was tossed out, I don't see a problem there. Until some religion claims baggy pants and Flava Flav chains as required clothing for their faith, get the hell out.
2013-02-17 12:20:20 PM  
1 vote:

destardi: Many, many bars post rules such as 'pants must be securely fastened at the waist', and either 'no ballcaps' or 'ballcaps must face forward' etc. If you don't like it, go somewhere else. Call me racist, but it's blacks who are racist against other blacks...'why you speak proper?" "why you actin' white"?

Fact is, it's the subset of black folk that pride themselves on gangsta culture. Disagree? You're the idiot. Fact is, many black kids get mocked relentlessly at school or wherever else by other blacks. The reason? They speak english well, they dress mainstream, etc...they get accosted in the hallways "why you actin' white?" Get that? Speaking proper English is ACTING WHITE. That's hilarious. No, it's quite sad and a symptom of the vicious cycle of the insidious 'gangsta culture' that's flourishing. Have you seen Chicago's murder rates? Black on black crimes and murders? Did you see the black guy dressed in a KKK costume with the fact that waaaay less black folk were killed by the KKK than have been senselessly killed by other blacks just in Chicago ALONE?

If this guy wants to step up and reduce his chances of allowing people who fit stereotypes (when was the lat time a gang member was caught wearing Khakis?) into his family establishment so be it. Go somewhere else and endanger your life. Maybe Chicago?


Its always funny how many white Farkers have first hand knowledge of "black-on-black" conversations. I'm wondering how the savage black people you're talking about even realized that anther black guy was speaking "white" when they had a genuine white peron standing right there. I figured they'd be too busy whipping your white ass for being white to notice how a black person was speaking. I mean, you've got a white person who hates black people standing RIGHT THERE. Why waste time picking on another black kid? From everything I read on Fark, you should have been robbed, raped and left for dead. But for some peculiar reason they spared your life. Sounds like they had more control than you give them credit for.


/puzzling
2013-02-17 12:07:39 PM  
1 vote:

atomicmask: All the things he banned are general signs of thuggery and douchebaggery. If one or two particular races fit that description, said races could perhaps NOT dress that way and get in anyway. Unless said bouncer feels his race can only dress a certain way, at which point he is more guilty of racism then the owner of the bowling alley.


In the 70's it was no Afros or dressing like a "pimp", even though most pimps dressed in suits. In the 80's it was no track suits  shoes with no laces, or gold chains. In the 90's it was no baggy pants, TImberlands, or cornrows. Now, its this. It doesn't matter what black people wear. They will just change the rules, again. Lets stop pretending this is something other than it is.
2013-02-17 10:49:22 AM  
1 vote:
Lots of "allegedly" in this.  Sounds like he got mouthy with the manager and got canned.  Of course it was racism.  It can't be any fault of the employee, it never is.  *rolls eyes*
2013-02-17 10:46:24 AM  
1 vote:
I know this place!!!

About 10 years ago they made a major upgrade to bowling alley in the bus station to high-class lounge with a bowling alley  please ignore the bus station.Everyplace in NYC has a dress code.
2013-02-17 10:45:45 AM  
1 vote:

Trance354: His place, his rules. Unfortunately, racism is alive and well in America. I see it on a daily basis. However, while racism may be alive and well, no one talks like the quotes in the article. I call BS on the bouncer. If the owner wants to prohibit those clothing styles prefered by gang members, he can do so. The nationality of the offender isn't in question, the motives behind the wardrobe are.


The owner let in a white person wearing the 'banned' clothing.
2013-02-17 10:44:50 AM  
1 vote:
My bowling alley has a dress code, too. Pants are mandatory.
2013-02-17 10:36:05 AM  
1 vote:
if there are lots of gangs in the area it could be the guy is trying to avoid trouble. i've seen more than one longtime family fun business close permanently after a gang related shoot-out.
2013-02-17 10:33:04 AM  
1 vote:
I can see a bouncer at a bowling alley. There is alcohol and late hours involved.

What's odd is one of my thrift stores having a bouncer.
 
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