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Mass. Attorney General fines club for bias.

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 02:00 PM
This is odd. I always heard that private clubs, restaurants, etc. could pick and choose who they wish to serve. Look at the recent diner that refused to serve TSA agents.

Apparently it's not as cut and dried as that. Or are we still playing with two sets of rules in this country, depending on who is "discriminated" against?

A Theater District nightclub that booted a private party of black Ivy Leaguers will apologize for violating anti-discrimination laws and pay a $30,000 fine, Attorney General Martha Coakley said yesterday.

“Massachusetts businesses cannot refuse to host events because of racial reasons,” Coakley said. “In this case, club staff made harmful and ill-conceived conclusions based on the simple fact that most of the guests were black.”

According to the complaint, the Cure Lounge abruptly shut down a party organized by black Harvard grads in celebration of the Harvard-Yale game in November — although the hundreds of attendees had caused no problems inside or outside the club.

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edit on 27-2-2011 by mishigas because: typos

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