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A “No Colors Allowed” sign that is posted outside of Beer Belly’s, a Taylor, Mich., bar, has reportedly got folks near and far up in arms. The sign has been interpreted by many to mean no Black patrons are allowed at the establishment, but according to the bar’s owner, the sign’s wording is far from racist, reports USA Today.

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Beer Belly’s has been deluged with bad press, phone calls, and threats, after someone created a video of the sign and posted it on their Facebook page. An unidentified man’s voice is overheard narrating the footage stating, ”Look at that there, no colored people allowed. They’re going to lynch your ass if you’re darker than me.”

Aaron Stevens, who co-owns the bar with his dad, maintains that the sign is actually addressing bikers and how they are not allowed to wear their club colors on the premises.

According to Stevens, people keep calling the bar asking, “Do you guys not allow colored people in the bar or do you not allow Black people in the bar?”  In response, Stevens has had to keep explaining what the sign supposedly means, with calls reportedly coming from as far away as Washington, D.C., and even California. As far as having an establishment that locks out Blacks, Stevens thinks people’s interpretation of his sign is silly particularly since the surrounding area is racially mixed and many of his patrons are African American, “We’re really the furthest thing from a racist bar,” he said. “We have a mixed crowd. We have a lot of regulars that are African American.”

Meanwhile, Stevens is contemplating reaching out to the man who got the ball rolling with his video that ignited the controversy, telling USA Today, ”It puts a bad image on us, and I hope it doesn’t hurt our business.”

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‘No Colors Allowed’ Sign Outside Bar Sparks Controversy was originally published on newsone.com

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10 thoughts on “‘No Colors Allowed’ Sign Outside Bar Sparks Controversy

  1. Adam Kratt on said:

    Anybody with a third grade reading ability could comprehend that the sign says “Colors” and not Coloreds. A simple web search would have answered the meaning of the sign. Colors refer to the back patch on a bike riders back and has nothing to do with race.

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  2. The real controversy is that Black America Web had extra space to fill and this shouldn’t have been the story to use. There’s plenty going on in the world with us to write about. This is clearly not a racial issue. Knock it off editors……

  3. Another “much to do about nothing story” on the face it might seem to someone clueless to biker gang culture that it’s racist, in spite of the spelling (colors vs. colored) also remember the move COLORS
    Don’t be so quick to jump on the victim wagon people

  4. Camella Jenkins on said:

    Why would people of color want to go to a place named Beer Belly’s anyway? I don’t do bars nor clubs but a place called Beer Belly’s would be off limits for me to even set foot in. With that said either they mispelled or can’t spell at all. LOL

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