Strip Club Owner Posts “No Negroes Allowed” Sign

Charles Ray, KSHB-TV (Kansas City), December 8, 2010

A sign excluding black people from a future Abbotsford, Wisconsin business is enraging some people in the small town.

It’s a sign generations of people may have never seen, yet Mark Prior says it’s his right to discriminate.

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

Prior posted his ‘No Negros Allowed’ sign after he says he had some problems with black people in the past and needed to make a policy against them.

Federal and State law says if the business is open to the public, prohibiting people based on race is illegal. If the man’s proposed gentlemen’s club was going to be a private club, then an African American historian says he could discriminate.

Legalities aside, his is a sign that many say is appalling.

“I’m going to stick to my guns because I think I have the right as a business owner to reject service to anyone, [he says.]” {snip}

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