Monday, October 26, 2009

Racism still present

Some of our senior class went on a senior class trip to Chicago for Fall Break. On the final night, the senior class went to Mother's Original Bar, where six African-American students were denied entry into the bar because their "clothes were baggy," violating the dress code. They offered to go back to the hotel to change, but the bar said they still would not be admitted. Then they decided to do an experiment (WashU would...), by exchanging pants with a white classmate. The shorter and skinnier white classmate got in with the baggy jeans with no problem, clearly showing that the issue wasn't about the dress code but about race.

So many exciting things happen at WashU. Vice-presidential debate 2008. Now this...

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