- Aug 21, 2007
Details are a bit vague. Nonetheless, I guess racism exists in places you least expect it. Chicago? Say it ain't so.Chicago - A well-known bar in Chicago's Gold Coast is being accused of racism.
Some college students from St. Louis say they were barred from going in and they're not buying the reason they got.
This is about a senior trip for nearly 200 students from Washington University in St. Louis.
Trip organizers are angry at the treatment they got at Mother?s on Division.
Six African-American men in the group were denied entry to the bar last weekend.
Student Regis Nurayi says the bar's manager told them their jeans were too baggy.
But Murayi didn't buy it.
So he switched jeans with a shorter, white student.
The white student, who now had very baggy jeans, was let in, and Murayi was still kept out.
The students held a protest in front of Mother's last Sunday, and there's a meeting about this issue in St. Louis on Monday.
The students are considering a lawsuit.