Bar Louie’s Dress Code Policy Denounced as ‘Overtly Racist’

Iris Perez, Fox 9 (Minneapolis-St. Paul), July 7, 2014

A Minneapolis woman says a sign she found outside Bar Louie in Uptown was shocking, and she’s not shy about speaking out on the controversial dress code that has many saying they’ll no longer spend money there.

“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told Fox 9 News.

Bar Louie is now enforcing a strict dress code that is enforced every Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to close and bars the following items:

– Flat-billed hats
– Large chains
– Sleeveless under shirts
– Long white T-shirts
– Athletic apparel
– Sports jerseys without collars
– Excessively baggy clothing

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Horovitz considers the dress code to be both appalling and racist.

“You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,'” she said. “It’s ridiculous.”

She’s not the only one who is disgusted by the dress code either. Sean Tierney told Fox 9 News he believes it’s “totally racial profiling,” and Imani Vincent said the real message is clear.

“If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” Vincent said.

Vincent told Fox 9 News he believes there’s only one way to respond to the discriminatory dress code.

“Hurt ’em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

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  • refocus

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  • JP Rushton

    Something tells me that the profits of this bar are about to go up, not down.

    Also how are the dresscodes racist? They seem reasonable to me. Do all blacks dress in hats and baggy clothes or something?

    • r j p

      Bar Louie is a chain. All blacks seem to dress “urban”, especially on weekends.
      Thursdays at bar are generally college nights i.e. “rape a White girl night”.

    • blackjack322

      The only people who are racist here are the people assuming those kinds of clothing are worn exclusively by blacks.

      Mexicans where that stuff more than blacks.

      Stupid people I swear.

      • Johnny

        “Where”? Seriously, I really hate to be “that guy”, but in this case, I will. If you don’t know the difference, don’t call folks stupid, even if they are. Sorry.

        • blackjack322

          It was a typo. Don’t act like you’ve never made one yourself.

          Wear*

          Happy?

  • NotTooSwift

    “HOROVITZ”…it figures.

    If black folk want to frequent the bar, just follow the fu**ing dress code. Heck, if it was that easy to keep them out, certain communities should develop similar dress codes.

    • propagandaoftruth

      What a trouble making idiot she is.

      I hope this publicity gets Bar Louie’s some good business from good people who know how to dress and behave.

      Ms. Horovitz and her mouth can choose not to patronize. Let’s meet at Louie’s – that obnoxious passive aggressive lesbian won’t be there!

      Sounds like a plus to me.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Ah, but I do not drink at Bar Louie’s because the staff does not ‘look like me’.

        I once met a friend at a Bar Louie’s and the black bartender broke two glasses behind the bar and the black waitress another on the floor inside of half an hour.

        As soon as the third glass shattered on the floor I made eye contact with my friend, laid a 20 on the bar and wordlessly walked out.

  • “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

    That’s right. Thug ghetto blacks should punish this bar by staying away, and while they’re at it, they should then punish me by throwing me into a briar patch full of naked Russian women supermodels.

    • I like them Japanese, but the idea is the same. Threaten a boycott? Bring it! I would be more likely to patronize a business that the “gangsta” crowd avoided.

  • When we go out in the summertime, I wear a polo shirt and jeans. My wife prefers skirts and blouses. No business wants a clientele that looks like ghetto trash, as this drives away other – better – customers.

    • propagandaoftruth

      You would be perfectly acceptable at Louie’s then.

      Can blacks not dress thusly? Apparently no blacks can not dress like ghetto clowns…

      • As much as they spend on clothes, of course they could dress nicely. The only money I spent on clothing for myself in over a year was to replace the plastic snaps on one of my winter coats, as they were breaking. I bought metal ones at Hobby Lobby and installed them. Now I have a good coat that will last another 20 years.

        They want to dress the way they do because the way they want to.

  • Truthseeker

    I’d imagine they instituted this dress code because they were having problems with people who dressed in the way stated. They’re not going to alienate potential customers for no reason. I’ve never worked in the restaurant business, but I’ve read plenty of stories about the reputation Black customers have, and it isn’t exactly a good one. Black people need to look in the mirror. If they don’t want to be treated as riffraff, they shouldn’t dress or act like riffraff.

    Another thing that doesn’t seem to be getting noticed is that this dress code is only in effect Thursday through Saturday from 9 PM to close. How many hours is that out of the total number they’re open per week? Could it be that those days and hours are the ones where thugs are most likely to come out of the woodwork?

  • There’s a way for Bar Louie to squirm out of their “troubles.”

    Just follow the example of St. Louis’s Ballpark Village, which has a very similar dress-hours code. Hire black people to do the security. Preferably, if you can find some MBE/AA security firm that has links to local powerful black preachers, hire it.

  • Michigan Patriot

    Most blacks not conforming to a superior civilization is never racism on their part . .Communist propaganda course # 101

  • RebelliousTreecko

    All this disparate impact stuff is hilarious at times.

    The dress code didn’t say anything about africans.
    So why are people saying it’s racist? Are they assuming that africans in general wear those clothes? Or that it’s a “black thing?”
    But that’s *gasp* stereotyping, isn’t it?

    • Katherine McChesney

      I got the impression that the girl they interviewed stereotyped blacks herself.

  • Ethan Allen

    “If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” Vincent said.
    .
    .
    Seriously? And bring down the wrath of Holder and the Department of Injustice?

  • Dave West

    I wish the shopping mall a few miles away had that same dress code!

  • Lewis33

    “If they don’t want us there, we don’t have to be there, and that’s their loss.” Somebody get this guy his own stand up gig!

  • Lewis33

    Holy smokes you guys have got to go and look this woman up on twitter. Here’s part of what you’ll find, “writer,spin instructor,ivy league grad,eurpoean-american,white,privileged jewish woman”.

  • Luca

    Acting and dressing like a decent human being is apparently racist.

  • Poolboy

    I choose not to patronize businesses that have a problem with me carrying a concealed firearm. I don’t care why the business owner decided on this policy. It doesn’t matter. If a business doesn’t want its customers dressing like ghetto trash and you want to dress like ghetto trash, don’t frequent that business. There! Problem solved. How simply is that?

    • I avoid businesses here that have a “No CCW” policy. I can not have firearms anymore, but when other responsible people do, I feel safer.

  • Patriot’s Notebook

    You can bet that patrons that dress like thugs are not going to spend the kind of money at the bar that nicely dressed ones are…

    Trashy people will only attract more trashy, cheap people that tend to create more trouble and problems.

    If I lived in the Twin Cities, I’d support them…

  • David Ashton

    Freedom of association is a two-way thing.

    • Kenner

      In theory.

    • dd121

      It hasn’t existed in this country for decades.

  • MekongDelta69

    “It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz [said]…

    She must be ‘authentically black‘, don’cha know.

    She’s no longer going to spend money there.
    I’m sure Bar Louie’s is TOTALLY broken up about that.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Bet she wouldn’t date a black man if her life depended on it.

    • willbest

      Probably better for business.

  • CarolinaGem

    “It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle

    Horovitz told Fox….

    __________________________________________________________
    The name “Michelle Horovitz” says it all. I feel sure she is a charter member of the ACLU.

    Why can’t the perpetually aggrieved move along and stop stirring the racial pot?
    What is her dog in the fight? Don’t black folks think all Jews (except Sammy Davis Jr. of course) are white?

  • AmericanCitizen

    Blacks don’t want to be stereotyped, then they dress like one. I don’t expect this place to lose any business, in fact non-thugs may prefer to frequent this establishment.

  • Hy Alldredge

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets” he says. He’s got it backwards. By not showing up they’re actually going to increase the bar’s revenue. Because they’ll be filled with white patrons who actually spend money and tip and don’t drive away business. Kudos to the bar for coming up with a way to discriminate legally.

  • WR_the_realist

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

    It seems that the plan is working.

  • r j p

    This reminds me of a story with an old boss and co-workers one day.

    Boss: “Hey, Dusty Woods (Cubs coach) stopped in the bar my roommate works in last night, guess what he was drinking?”
    Me: “Courvoisier?”
    Boss: “How did you know that?”
    Me: “Because he’s a f’n n****r.”

  • “If they don’t want us there, we won’t go there.” Great. The owners get what they want. Freedom of association in private business is something that was lost due to St. Martin and his movement.

    • dean53

      “If they don’t want us there, we won’t go there.”

      We don’t want them in our neighborhoods, in our schools, in our workplaces, in the government, in the White House, in our swimming pools, in our parks, in our movie theaters, in our families, in our face….

  • MBlanc46

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt
    them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be
    there–and that’s their loss.”

    I’m assuming that the clientele, like the clientele of the meat-market bars on Chicago’s Division Street, which periodically get into trouble for enforcing dress and behavior codes that are seen as “racist”, is twenty-something white yuppies. Let the blacks in, and soon the place will be nothing but blacks.

    • r j p

      One bar on Division just closed because of that and another is headed that way.
      They have all been getting worse. Plus we now have roaming negroes on the street all the time. I used to go down to the beach at night to walk, but it just doesn’t seem safe anymore.

      • MBlanc46

        We only see Division (and Dearborn) a few times a year on Sunday afternoons. I see the occasional newspaper article about “discrimination” on Division and in River North, so I knew it was becoming a problem. That sort of night-life was never my cup of tea, but I’m sorry that those who want to enjoy it are being run off by Negroes. But it’s what Negroes do. They ruin everything they touch.

  • IstvanIN

    There are a number of “fashions” White people wear, especially in summer, that I would ban from any establishment not located in a shore community. What is wrong with looking neat? Not fancy, just neat? Devolution continues.

    • Lagerstrom

      I’d ban any clown that tried to come in with baggy / athletic (?) clothing with a dangling chain no matter who they were. If you want to get a funny look these days, wear a collared shirt with decent pants. If you’d like to be truly outrageous, top it off with a nice pair of shiny shoes. More ‘out there’ than the tattooed herd!

  • dd121

    Everyone knows that one of the main goals of the left is to destroy our cultural norms and replace them with negrofication. We should all try to resist.

  • bubo

    “If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,” Vincent said.

    As if this a free country. Saying that would get your business shut in hours.

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

    Please don’t throw me in that briar patch.

  • Danimalius

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

    Bahahahahahah!!!

  • Lord Sandwich

    You know whose attire would fit right in at Bar Louie? The blacks portrayed in every advertisement ever.

  • shmo123

    “Hurt ‘em in the pockets,” he recommended. “That’s where it would
    hurt them the most. If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to
    be there–and that’s their loss.”

    That must be music to the bar owners ears. Blacks voluntarily, and non violently staying out of a bar, nightclub, etc. Far from being a loss, it should be a big gain, not only in terms of revenue but in peace of mind.

  • jambi19

    Unless it is purple pinstripes with a top hot, matching bow tie and pimp cane.

  • Dave West

    Maybe this is why blacks can’t pay their water bills, they waste too much time causing trouble and pretending to be pimps while drinking cognac at overpriced Bar Louie.

  • terryuno .

    Michelle Horovitz is a Zionist who supports the Racist-Apartheid state of Israel, so while poor brown Palestinians are being bombed to smithereens she worries about the dress code in some bar in Minneapolis. Good to see she has got her priorities in the right order.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Seems you’ve been brainwashed by the leftist media. There is NO such thing as a ‘poor brown Palestinian”. They’re all violent savages whose sole purpose is to murder Jews and Christians. And, it seems to me that Horovitz would more likely be someone who wants a two-party state in Israel.

      • terryuno .

        I have no love for Palestinians, I’m just pointing out the hypocrisy and double standards of some liberal Jews who keep can banging on about racism and equality in America and Europe while supporting Israel at the same time.

    • jayvbellis

      “Racist, apartheid state”…. And there is something wrong with that? Are you Jimmy Carter?

  • model1911

    “If you do not want African Americans to frequent your establishment, then maybe you should just say that and not just break it down to the dress code,”

    I wish we were that free, anyone remember Lester Maddox?

  • Ethan Allen

    Perfect. It just couldn’t be said any better than that. The same goes for housing and schools and a myriad of other things. SHE is not going to live in “those” neighborhoods or send HER kids to “those” schools. But YOU should.

  • r j p

    You would love seeing a apartment building down the street from me I call Cuntotel.
    It’s almost girls, and most of them enter through the loading dock door which enters next to the garbage dumpster room just so they don’t have to interface with the doormen. The girls all think they are priceless, but most are just pumped and dumped on a regular basis by men they think might be “acceptable”.

  • jayvbellis

    I like dress codes. Also, control the music wherever we go. We don’t tolerate the culture of the a Black underclass.

    Decent Blacks will support us.

    Nobody except 60s leftover Leftists like this Horowitz will oppose effective efforts at civilization.

    Civilization, it’s a White thing, they will need to begin to understand.

    Also, do the same with Muslim immigrants. Enact strict dress codes, codes of conduct, use insulting signs like:

    “Absolutely no suicide bombing or stoning a beyond this point”

  • edwin karninsky

    How do I get blacks to boycott my business?

    • dd121

      Relocate somewhere where they don’t or can’t ordinarily go.

      • Lord Sandwich

        I wish that somewhere was Earth.

        • dd121

          Just put a little brass plaque next to the door that states “Whites Only”. I’m sure our freedom loving government would respect our right of free association.

  • Jim

    You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,’” she said. “It’s ridiculous.”

    What she’s saying is that blacks can’t help the way they dress…and I think
    she may be right. There may be a strong genetic component to their
    ostentatious or gaudy self-presentation. I give you the purple Cadillac
    of the 1960’s, the pimp outfit of the 1970’s, the rap attire of the
    1990’s and the prison chic of today.

    And then there was Marcus Garvey and his (ahem) “uniform.”

  • Consumers, yes, consuming worthless bling, paying $400 for shoes that cost $3 to make.

    Even at that, so what?

    If I was non-black, and making some sort of product, I would live in mortal fear that my product would become especially popular among blacks.

    Why?

    Once it does, then there’s a good chance that whites and other non-blacks will abandon my product precisely because it’s a “black thang.”

    Then at that point, you’re at the mercy of the black consumer market.

    From there, one or more of three things will happen:

    1. A non-black person profiting from selling things to black people will invite the shakedown attempts from Al and Jesse and whatever cracker jack box theology degree black preachers can be found in the area where my business is based.

    2. Ghetto blacks in Bell Curve City will start shooting and killing each other over the ownership and possession of my product, and of course I’ll have to take all the blame and take all the PR headache for it. Think: Nike “Jordan” shoes, Marmot Biggie coats.

    3. In the true Alexander Pope spirit of “a little learning is a dangerous thing,” a spirit whose presence is mighty in Bell Curve City, blacks will start and spread rumors that my product was somehow designed to cause harm to blacks, or has secret links to people or groups that want to do the same. One of the most infamous was that Troop Sport jeans had male impotence chemicals integrated into the cloth, planted there by the Klan, because the Klan was secretly behind Troop Sport, and TROOP stood for To Rule Over Oppressed People. At that point, blacks will quit buying my product, and like I said above, blacks are my only buyers at this point. Hello bankruptcy court.

  • propagandaoftruth

    She impresses me as someone who has NEVER really experienced something like, say…

    Going to a school that’s 80%+ ghetto blacks? Or trying to teach at one?

    Maybe she should emulate the divine Ms. Slilverman…

  • SFLBIB

    Did they miss tattoos?

  • LHathaway

    “You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,’” she said. “It’s ridiculous.”

    Even their anti-racist edicts have the air of racism about them. Isn’t she saying that black folks, and only black folks wear these things?

  • Kit Ingoldby

    ”If they don’t want us there, then we don’t have to be there–and that’s their loss.”

    Boycott the place that doesn’t want you to visit it. Brilliant.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Espanol and Social Studies. Attempted. Sometimes succeeded.

  • Padrig

    I missed the part at the bottom of the sign that said..”and this means you too, reasonably attired African American.”
    My dad had a manager once in Texas that forbade his sales staff from wearing cowboy boots, citing that they were “a sign of ignorance.” Little did they know back in that day, that their manager was actually being “racist.”

  • Hunter Morrow

    Horovitz. “You might as well say No Blacks Allowed, Like Israel does to Ethiopians and Sudanese people.”

  • Thomas Hart Sinclair

    If got some sad news for the nitwit who thinks this dress code is “racist.” You’ll find this same dress code posted and enforced in countless Black-owned establishments across the nation, wherever people care to deal with trouble making hoodlums and thugs. Those that DO want to deal with that sort of clientele encourage these fashions. It works both ways.

  • helinski

    I’ll bet that as soon as this dress code is enforced, and the hyper sensitive african american contingent and their caucasian sympathizers boycott this establishment, that the business will absolutely spike with new customers and great business. This is a commercially viable move for Bar Louie.

  • helinski

    They are the one of the highest race consumers because of the EBT cards…which are funded off the back of a mostly white working contingent. Look at the tax base and tell me I’m wrong