In North Carolina if is often said, “Well, they own the business . . . they can restrict who comes into their establishment.” Actually, the law says otherwise. And, expressly, the restauranteer or bar establishment . . . it really is not, “Well, it is my place I can ban anyone I want.”
Not true says the law: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly prohibits restaurants from refusing service to patrons based on race, color, religion, or national origin and/or beliefs or system of beliefs and/or friends / associations (updates since 1964). In other words, restaurants do not have a constitutional right to refuse service.
Looks like there are some race, creed, origin, etc. issues at this venue.
Any establishment that involves a large amount of public money is considered a public place. This would include places like public parks or recreational centers. A ‘Public Place’ is an…
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