Curious how Short North Food Hall came up with their racist dress code? Simple: They Googled it. 

Searching for “how to keep black people out of bars” on Google highlights numerous examples of how bars and clubs use dress codes to keep out young black men.

The first couple of results have specific examples that mirror what Short North Food Hall put into place.

Examples from the results:

  • No baggy clothes
  • No hoodies
  • No Timberlands
  • No excessive jewelry
  • No athletic wear

Short North Food Hall’s actual dress code:

Short North Food Hall Dress Code

It isn’t hard to see what they were actually aiming to accomplish.


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