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Connections: The debate over the dress code at Murphy's Law

Sep 19, 2018

A photo of the dress code posted at the bar Murphy’s Law on East Avenue has gone viral. While the owners say the policy was put in place nine years ago and reflects other dress codes in the area, many community members say it’s discriminatory.

The policy states that after 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays anyone wearing a number of items – including bandannas or do-rags, camo, or Timberland work boots – is not allowed in the bar.

When someone posted a photo of the policy on Facebook, it led to a debate over whether the policy has racist overtones. Our guests weigh in:

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