17 Apr '18, 2pm

Friends swap sneakers to show how Dallas club uses 'Air Jordan ban' to exclude black people

Friends swap sneakers to show how Dallas club uses 'Air Jordan ban' to exclude black people

A group of friends in the Dallas area switched sneakers to show that a popular club was selectively enforcing a ban on Air Jordans to turn away black club-goers. Dallas native Sam Sayed had invited friends from his grad school in Philadelphia to visit his hometown of Fort Worth, the Star-Telegram reports, and they went out for a night at the clubs . But when they got to a bar called Varsity Tavern in the West 7th nightlife district , his friend Stephen, a black man from the Bronx, was turned away by a bouncer who said he was not allowed in because he was wearing Jordans sneakers and “he couldn’t allow anyone wearing Jordans into the establishment.” Sayed and his friends could see that people inside the bar were dressed casually, so they decided to test the theory that the exclusion was racially motivated by switching sneakers. Stephen gave his sneakers to a white friend, S...

Full article: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/friends-swap-sneakers-sh...

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