A new dress code at a Minneapolis bar is sparking outrage amongst its patrons. Some customers feel that  Bar Louie’s list of prohibited clothing is a discriminatory policy toward stereotypical African-American dress, Fox 9 News reports.

From Thursday through Saturday after 9pm, customers at Bar Louie aren’t allowed to wear the following:

No Flat-Billed Hats
No Sleeveless Under Shirts
No Excessively Baggy Clothing
No Large Chains Worn Outside Of Shirt
No Long Plain White T-Shirts
No Athletic Apparel
No Sports Jerseys Unless Collared

“It’s the new Jim Crow being enforced in a colorblind way,” Michelle Horovitz told Fox 9 News. “You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed.’ It’s ridiculous… Minnesota might be the nicest, healthiest, cleanest state in America, but we have huge issues as far as segregation, racism, systematic oppression — and people want to look the other way.”

Horovitz isn’t the only one speaking out about the dress code.  Sean Tierney, another patron, told the news station he feels 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 also said there was 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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  • Terrence Nelson

    Ummmm this is standard practice in baltimore

  • Mary Burrell

    It’s very simple just don’t patronize that business, don’t spend your money where you are not wanted.

  • Darkness901

    Honestly, I have no problem with the rules. A business in my hometown made dress code that was similar to this. I think businesses have to draw a line somewhere when it comes to appropriate attire. Does this seem like it’s attacking a specific race? Maybe. But, there are other races that join in on trend of wearing saggy pants or long white t-shirts.

    With that being said, if a person doesn’t like the rules don’t go there. Plain and simple.

  • Tanielle

    I love the way they are saying black folks like black women typically dress this way. They don’t. This dress code is to keep black men who typically dress this way out. But like all issues of racism we call this a black issue when it isn’t. That way black women and men can fight together so black men have the right to wear whatever they want. Perfect example of how issues of racism are often framed around black men.

  • shybookworm

    Dress code or no dress code, some restaurants/bars/clubs will find reasons for black people not to patronize their business. Even in a three piece suit or expensive cocktail dress, we won’t be welcome in some establishments. I’ve been to a few places where supposedly there was overcrowding, but then I’d find out there were only a handful of people inside. Some business owners don’t care about our dollars which is why we need to create more of our own businesses and support our communities.

    • Kema

      I went to a local club/bar and was told my heels were too high. 0_o

    • shybookworm

      Ain’t that some mess?