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