San Francisco Human Rights Commission Says Badlands Owner DiscriminatedSan Francisco Bay Area 01 May 2005 19:00 GMT
And Castro for All has called for a boycott of the bar Badlands, starting the night of April 30th. This week, San Francisco's Human Rights Commission found that Badlands bar owner Les Natali violated civil rights law by discriminating against African Americans in employment and public accommodation. The HRC interviewed nearly sixty people over a ten month period, and found as fact that: Badlands had an inconsistent door policy illegally that requires multiple forms of I.D. from some African Americans; Natali referred to African Americans as “non-Badlands customers” who should be discouraged from patronage; Natali unfairly denied entry to African Americans through the use of a ‘No Bag’ policy that was rarely enforced against white patrons; Natali’s “hiring practices . . . were discriminatory towards African Americans,” in addition to other offenses.