The Daily Reveille: “Opinion: Tigerland’s dress code is discriminatory.”

A few months back there was an article in LSU’s newspaper, the Daily Reveille, which was repetitively being posted on Facebook amongst LSU students. The article was written by Clarke Perkins and was titled: “Opinion: Tigerland’s dress code is discriminatory.” To summarize this article in a quick fashion, Perkins basically believes that Reggie’s, JL’s Place, and other bars within Tigerland has a dress code that targets and inhibits black men from entering any of the bars. Perkins’ claim is that black men are being targeted and her evidence to back it up is a story about a black male was not allowed into the bar because he was wearing white shoes (no white tennis shoes were not allowed at that particular bar) but there were several people within the bar who had white tennis shoes on. What I found so interesting about this article was how naïve I was to all of this. Never in all the times I went to Tigerland did I witness or hear about the discrimination towards black men.

http://www.lsunow.com/daily/opinion-tigerland-s-dress-code-is-discriminatory/article_15b2388e-6714-11e5-9c97-43e2465c0bda.html

 

 

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