Friday, January 05, 2018

Michigan bowling alley is accused of targeting black men with their 'racist' dress code banning 'excessively baggy pants, hoodies and do-rags'

You can't blame them for wanting to keep the gang-bangers out

A Michigan bowling complex is reviewing its dress code after receiving complaints that the policy targets black men. A sign at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing prohibited excessively baggy pants, hoodies and do-rags, the Lansing State Journal reported .

It also bars gang colors and insignia, and clothing with vulgar language or pictures.

The company has removed the signage and is reevaluating its policies, said Spare Time spokeswoman Meredith Assande.

Do-rags and other hats are now acceptable if they don't impede vision or have gang colors, she said.

Loose or baggy clothing isn't encouraged because it can be a safety hazard for patrons participating in activities, Assande said. Hoodies are allowed as long as they're lowered upon entering the facility as a security precaution, she said.

'We want to be able to see our guests' faces,' Assande said.

The dress code is meant to create a 'hospitable and pleasant environment,' Assande said.

The sign was added after the bowling alley saw an increase in fighting, crime and drug use among patrons over the past three months. Police have responded to situations at the bowling complex more than six times.

'These difficult situations are not isolated to one group,' Assande said. 'Safety for our families is our number one concern.'



Anonymous said...

Blacks should not work so hard at being black.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are never satisfied always something to whine about

Anonymous said...

That's RACIST! Civilized behavior, not doing drugs or starting fights in public spaces, is "white privilege"