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


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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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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