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Old 07-10-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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This is exactly why the gay community would never come together as one. I have said time and time again that a lot of these white establishments do not want blacks there. Blakes has always been this way. They even treat black patrons different from the white patrons . This long list of what you can and cannot wear. Blakes basically has excluded a whole group of people and that is blacks...

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Old 07-10-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Racism, schmacism. I don't particularly like asscrack with my martini, either.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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It's ****ing ridiculous and then they started back pedaling

First off, Why wasn't the sign properly vetted by Alan (owner) before posting. This could have gone a totally different and more positive way had Blake's, instead of telling patrons what "not" to wear, establish a "preferred attire" scenario for the bar. I'm all for dress codes in fine establishments BUT since you wanna be uber classy now Fix the stairs so I don't ruin my expensive pumps; tell Leteisha to stop showing her breast between drinks, bartenders should be presentable and not look like they just rolled out of bed, AND close off that kitchen so I don't have to see or smell the food stench (which permeates my clothes) when I go up or down the aforementioned raggedy stairs.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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Racism, schmacism. I don't particularly like asscrack with my martini, either.
There is a lot more going on in there than ass cracks Thats the least of there worries
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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Pretty high standards for what is essentially a trailer!

Despite the fact that the building is absolutely disgusting, Blake's used to be a place to "see and be seen" by trendy white gays. Over the years, this has changed with an influx of minority gays...not just blacks, but Hispanics, etc.

I think Blake's is trying to make sure it attracts a crowd that is appealing to the wealthy whites, who probably spend the most money. It's the moral equivalent of a "No Fat Chicks" sign at a straight bar.

Seems to me that the bar is just refusing to acknowledge that Atlanta has changed over the past couple of decades and people of all types live here now and are openly experiencing the gay lifestyle. I expect these type of growing pains in a culture that used to be so insular and self policing as it gains mainstream acceptance and more people become open about it. It's really no different from what the Buckhead scene experienced in the mid to late 90s.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: O4W
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I'm straight and black and I don't want to be around negroes sagging their pants and I'm damn sure whites are the same way. It's not about racism because half the clubs in Atlanta have that exact same dress code that cater to professionals . Go to an upscale club tonight that caters to professionals here in Atlanta and see if they let you in with a basketball jersey and sagging pants.

Again professional blacks HATE seeing other blacks sagging their pants. We hate it and don't want to be around them so you know damn well whites are the same
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm straight and black and I don't want to be around negroes sagging their pants and I'm damn sure whites are the same way. It's not about racism because half the clubs in Atlanta have that exact same dress code that cater to professionals . Go to an upscale club tonight that caters to professionals here in Atlanta and see if they let you in with a basketball jersey and sagging pants.

Again professional blacks HATE seeing other blacks sagging their pants. We hate it and don't want to be around them so you know damn well whites are the same
Speak for yourself; I'm Black with a master's degree and I don't give a damn what other people wear. I have no clue why people are so bothered by it; if you don't like it, then don't wear it. Problem solved.

And why are people only focused on the sagging pants when there's a laundry list of other clothing items/accessories mentioned?
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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Speak for yourself; I'm Black with a master's degree and I don't give a damn what other people wear. I have no clue why people are so bothered by it; if you don't like it, then don't wear it. Problem solved.

And why are people only focused on the sagging pants when there's a laundry list of other clothing items/accessories mentioned?
It makes our entire race look bad.

Why would a straight dude want other people to see his ass anyway?

Outside of a few spots who in the heck want to party with dudes sagging their pants
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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There is a lot more going on in there than ass cracks Thats the least of there worries
Prove it. I've never seen evidence of racism in that or any other gay bar in Atlanta. You want to patronize Blake's? Abide by the dress code. All $ are green.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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It makes our entire race look bad.
Get out of that mindset dude. What other people wear has no reflection on me and I'm not gonna sit here and feel some kinda way over some simple ish like that that's none of my business.

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Why would a straight dude want other people to see his ass anyway?
Uhhh, Blake's is a gay bar. That's the topic here.

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Outside of a few spots who in the heck want to party with dudes sagging their pants
Then don't go those spots; problem solved.

But you seem to be missing the bigger picture here by being so overly focused on one item out of that entire laundry list. It's quite apparent that they are attempting to exclude an entire demographic and something you might very well wear to a bar could preclude you from entering such an establishment.
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