- Jul 1, 2004
No it isn't. Or only if the owner wishes it to be. But even then, the owner should be allowed to remove anyone he/she wishes.A bar is open to the public
This is done all the time. Go to a club in LA for example. They discriminate all the time. They may only want to allow "beautiful" people to enter. People dressed a certain way. They may only allow people who are willing to pay money to enter. Heck, I paid a cover charge to get into a bar last night. Certainly wasn't "open to the general public."
If this were public property, a government institution, a public park, I would agree. You see yourself standing up for someone's rights, but you're only supporting the opposite.You cannot deny service to someone based on the color of their skin.