Probe sought in racial bias claim at Boston club

Probe sought in racial bias claim at Boston club

By Associated Press  |   Saturday, November 27, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage
BOSTON — A Boston city councilor is calling for an investigation after a group of Harvard and Yale black students and alumni were denied entry to a downtown club over concerns they would attract criminals.

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley said she was contacted by Harvard students who told her they had been denied entry to the Cure Lounge.

According to an e-mail from a Harvard Business School student, the group was turned away after he said club managers complained that a large group of young black men and women in line would attract “local gang bangers.”

George Regan, the chairman of a public relations firm who is a spokesman for the club, said the Cure Lounge’s management did nothing wrong. He said some people in line were known to police as “bad people” and probably couldn’t spell Harvard.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1299212

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