When is a bar denying a patron who doesn’t have proper ID racist?

When a ‘Human Rights Commission’ decides it is, just because.

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has ruled that the Alehouse, a Halifax bar, discriminated against an immigrant from Sierra Leone by calling the police on him. When asked for ID, Dino Gilpin produced several different forms of ID but did not have a valid drivers license, the only ID the Alehouse will accept, so the bar refused to admit him. When Gilpin refused to leave, management called the cops to remove him. The commission ruled the bar’s refusal to admit Gilpin without one specific form of ID was not racist, but it said calling the cops on him was.

Because a bar would never call the cops on just any patron who refused to leave when they asked him/her to, only black patrons, right?


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