Louisville, however, is in no way the only city with stories like these. Jezebel recently reported on an incident in Boston:
A party for black Harvard and Yale alums at a Boston club this weekend was shut down just after 11pm. Why? The club owner was concerned that a long line of black people outside would make the club look bad.
A group of recent graduates had sold tickets in advance for a party at a new Boston club, Cure, to follow Saturday's Harvard-Yale game. By 10:30pm, though, club management freaked out and claimed it had seen "local gang bangers" around, despite the strict guest-list policy implemented by organizers. At first they demanded that guests show student ID — not exactly practical given the fact that it was a party aimed at alums — and then eventually shut down the entire club.
One Jezebel commenter added that the prior occupant of that club space was shut down after a major shooting which was caused by known "gang bangers." Therefore, the commenter argued, the new owners were simply "trying to protect a major investment," ignoring the fact that this statement is implying that it's okay to assume that black skin equals gang affiliation. But maybe I'm just overreacting.