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Transcript You Are.. . fact, on watch inside, with access to cattle prodders in case of trouble. He had to break up five fights on New Year's Eve alone. So obviously, a dress code is not improving the manners of their cl ientele. This code is sexist and racist, we said. Jodi shrugged and said it was out of his hands. The owners wanted a "nice, all-American, clean cut crowd" where the men look like men and the women dress like girls. Enforced sex roles, in other words, in a gay bar. Even he could see some irony in that, but again insisted he just followed orders. We established to our satisfaction through this visit that the Old Plantation has a dress code that is designed to harass gay women and blacks. The "reason" for the dress code (to keep out troublemakers) is no justification for a discriminatory policy, and besides, they still have to patrol inside to break up fights, so the code is obviously ineffective in avoidinq trouble, though that is its purported function. This all leads us to conclude that the purpose of the dress code has nothing to do with avoiding fights in the club, but is designed to establish and maintain a male, white clientele. "This is mainly a boy's club," Jodi said, when explaining why men could wear jeans and women could not. Possibly they want white men as customers because they have more money to spend than women and blacks, maybe they just don't like "bull dykes" and blacks. Whatever the reason for the ownership's preference for white males, the dress code implemented is blatantly and unapologetically sexist and racist. All of which, upon reflection, casts further light on the renaming of the club. The Old Plantation dedicates itself to serving white men and to keeping women in dresses and blacks outside. Perhaps the Old South has quietly risen again. AIison/Barbara/Ellen/PhyHis