Why are black people desirable as entertainment in clubs but not as clientele? | Kimberly McIntosh

Claims that Drama, which has previously hosted Rihanna and Drake, charged black women double to get in are being investigatedAnother London nightclub, another race row. A few years ago, DSTRKT nightclub allegedly refused entry to a group of black women for being “too dark” and “overweight”. The club denied the allegations but the protest that followed led R&B singer Omarion to pull out of his planned appearance at the venue. Its eventual demise last year was celebrated on Twitter as karmic retribution. Now this week, London West End nightclub Drama, attached to the Hilton Park Lane, was accused of having a racist door policy. Nadine Marsh-Edwards alleged on Twitter that while white women were charged £10 for entry, her daughter was charged double. Nadine’s daughter is black.There are TripAdvisor posts claiming the club has a racist and sexist door policy, but a Drama spokesperson said they are investigating the recent allegation, insisting that: “[It does] not tolerate any form of discrimination against any individual or group.” Continue reading......

1 Published By - Theguardian.com - Latest UK news and comment - 2018.06.13. 17:12
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