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Kansas Wyatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 08:07 PM
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34. I'm sure you are aware that local bars have dress codes against the same attire.
There is one in Overland Park. Actually two right next door to each other, and cover in one also applies to the other. One is a mostly rock, though it has a wide range of music and is blue collar, but it does not have a dress code. The other plays mostly rap all the time, but has a more upscale atmosphere. The one that plays rap does enforce it's dress code that keeps out a bad element, but it also will not allow me to come in, due to the way I dress. No exceptions.

One night, a white woman was bitching to the doorman of the upscale bar about why her black friends could not come in, due to the way they were dressed. I had been talking to the doorman, so I was standing there listening to this woman claim it was racism and discrimination. At that point I interrupted her, and told her that they would not let me in either, because of the way I was dressed. She looked at me, and said, 'well I can understand why.' Hmm... That really amused me, but I bit my lip and said no more. Once she said that, she proved that she was full of shit and the discrimination claim was a total crock of shit. This woman was such an idiot, that she did not even realize what she had done. So, spare me the discrimination claim, because it is pure bullshit.

Cordish and the City of Kansas City are only trying to protect their investment and prevent it from slipping back into urban decay. They made this decision before they even broke ground, because the venues and business they are seeking, requires it from them. Sorry, NCAA Tournaments, concerts, conventions, professional sports teams, people on vacation or business, etc. etc. are not interested in gansta rap or being in the hood and would avoid it.

Oh, and if you are the woman, who was complaining that night, I completely understand now.
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  -Demonstrators protest discriminatory dress code proud2BlibKansan  Nov-15-09 08:56 AM   #0 
  - K & R  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-15-09 08:59 AM   #1 
  - How can you ban a white t-shirt?  Toucano   Nov-15-09 09:06 AM   #2 
  - Another example of our collective stupidity.  MercutioATC   Nov-15-09 09:09 AM   #3 
  - Did you read the article?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 09:32 AM   #5 
     - Yes, I did.  MercutioATC   Nov-15-09 09:38 AM   #7 
        - A study by the city is worthless?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 09:59 AM   #8 
           - Worthless= "don't bother me with the facts I'm trying to make excuses for discrimination" n/t  Raineyb   Nov-15-09 04:26 PM   #31 
  - They should had protested appropriately.  LiberalFighter   Nov-15-09 09:30 AM   #4 
  - The dress code is dumb enough but it is being enforced inconsistently  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 09:34 AM   #6 
     - The intent was to prevent an element leading to another Bannister Mall.  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 10:01 AM   #9 
        - I don't agree with that comparison  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 10:15 AM   #11 
        - "I have also had first hand experience."  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 10:36 AM   #15 
           - I lived in Grandview for 10 years and Bannister was our mall of choice  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 11:00 AM   #18 
              - Well it's too bad...  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 11:58 AM   #21 
                 - What makes you think gangsta rap fans want to hang out at the P&L?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 12:46 PM   #25 
                 - I didn't make the investment, so I don't care about the rules.  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 04:14 PM   #29 
                    - You don't care when people are discriminated against  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 04:39 PM   #32 
                       - I'm sure you are aware that local bars have dress codes against the same attire.  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 08:07 PM   #34 
                 - That is a safe bet for sure. Better yet, instead of a district for gangsta rap...  The Midway Rebel   Nov-15-09 01:00 PM   #27 
                    - Their whole purpose for developing the P&L District....  Kansas Wyatt   Nov-15-09 03:54 PM   #28 
                       - Not trying blame or fault here....just asking questions.  The Midway Rebel   Nov-15-09 05:09 PM   #33 
        - A better comparison would be to Westport.  cbdo2007   Nov-15-09 12:18 PM   #23 
           - I was there last night  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 12:50 PM   #26 
  - The ban is on beaters, not white t-shirts.  dustbunnie   Nov-15-09 10:13 AM   #10 
  - They turn away folks in white t-shirts all the time  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 10:16 AM   #12 
     - Well that's insane! Most places put the kibosh on sleeveless tees and beaters --  dustbunnie   Nov-15-09 10:27 AM   #14 
  - Right, ironically all of the protesters would have been dressed appropriately for the P & L District  cbdo2007   Nov-15-09 10:22 AM   #13 
  - Baseball caps are forbidden  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 11:05 AM   #20 
     - Ok, you're right. BUT it would be a major stretch to say that baseball hats and hoods  cbdo2007   Nov-15-09 12:12 PM   #22 
        - One more reason the dress code is silly  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 12:41 PM   #24 
  - Can you provide the link to the rest of the article  fishwax   Nov-15-09 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Oops. Sorry bout that.  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-15-09 11:02 AM   #19 
  - It's easy enough to test this sort of thing.  Tesha   Nov-15-09 10:45 AM   #17 
  - It's already been tested  Raineyb   Nov-15-09 04:25 PM   #30 
  - i was in power and light during labor day weekend  Blue_Tires   Nov-15-09 08:14 PM   #35 

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