East Village Bar Accused of Racist Door Policy

February 1, 2011  |  

(WNYC) — New York nightclubs dress codes that may disguise racial discrimination are under scrutiny.  The New York City Commission on Human Rights is investigating an allegedly racist door policy at The Continental, an East Village bar popular with college students for its cheap drink specials. This past weekend, an anti-discrimination group picketed outside the bar in solidarity with an African-American woman named Thelecia Covington, who filed a complaint in December claiming that she was turned away from the bar because of her race.

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