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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sign Outside The Yale Club

Comments on "Sign Outside The Yale Club"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 PM) : 

What happened to common sense? I'm suprised there is a need for a sign to point out the obvious, but looking at today's culture, maybe I'm not so suprised.

Thanks for posting that. Made me think (and I like thinking).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Just curious. What exactly does this make you think about?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:42 PM) : 

Isn't that just a poltically correct sign of saying "No Black People"?? It is one thing to have signs like no tshirt and jeans, but when you have to list out such things as du-rags for a place such as yale club, it makes you wonder...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:33 PM) : 

I have several A-A friends who are Yale alums and are club members. I don't think the sign applies to them!!!


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (4:10 PM) : 

I wa kinda joking, it was not really the Yale Club it was some club in Greenwich Village on University Place,
I thought the Yale Club was the polar oppisite of what the sign was about.


Blogger ek said ... (7:16 PM) : 

I take this to mean "No Hip-Hop." Black or white or anything else, it doesn't matter about race per se. The sign says "We don't want particular culture 'a' in our establishment. We do, however welcome with open arms particular culture 'b'. Thanks, and don't come again." I probably wouldn't frequent such a place.


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:47 PM) : 

I cannot say for 100% sure but my perception is that it was an Afro-American club that did not necessarily want to be hip-hop. I know there were black frats at my college that had dress codes for their dances.


Blogger Our Money Staff said ... (7:57 PM) : 

Obvious a store with style. I'm not sure we should rush to assume the sign was apimed at black folks. I've seen enough non black folks with due rags to last many a life time, and then some. Ivy league doesn't decrease one's penchant for due rags. How shallow we are in our imaginations to think so strangely.


Blogger nommh said ... (1:15 PM) : 

Isn't the style in the style in the garment - and not in its basic definition? Cashmere hood? Jewel encrusted base cap?

We need more, not less possibilities


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

It is a sad world where you need to base a person on the clothes they wear. Maybe if we wore the same uniforms it would be a different world..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:50 PM) : 

No...they meant black males...lets stop making excuses will always be a racist world.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:33 AM) : 

i've seen a lot of black clubs with those signs. it's just a demand to look smart, and the loose baggy clothes of hip-hop culture is too casual for clubbing these days. at least the black clubs which want to attract a well dressed stylish clientele.


Blogger SunshineCityLassie said ... (9:07 PM) : 

All interesting points.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

This is not an indictment of black people. Rather, it is an indictment of the rap culture.

The rap culture is NOT the black culture. I believe that the black culture is leagues above objectifying women and idealizing gang lifestyles like the rap culture does.

Go Bill Cosby.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

can someone tell me what a "DU-RAG" is?


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:53 PM) : 

The sign, whether consciously or not, reflects indirect racism. The folks at the "University Club" should know that. Perhaps they do, and don't care.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

going through 'the archives' and found this - the amazing ugly textured tape used in ample abundance is perhaps the best detail...and No Exceptions Thank You as an afterthought tacked on after the first notice was taped up...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:08 PM) : 

Thanks for places like these some common sense still prevails, or so I hope!


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