A Midtown nightclub in New York has been fined $20,000 on charges it discriminated against Non-Korean customers, reports the Gothamist.
“When I realized that I wasn’t getting into Circle because of my race I was shocked,” Patrick Thomas, an African-American complainant in the Attorney General’s investigation, said. “My experience left me feeling insulted and degraded.”
Non-Koreans were allegedly denied entry if they didn’t make a reservation, if they didn’t order bottle service, or didn’t meet the dress code, according to the complaint. Those same standards apparently weren’t enforced on Korean American patrons.
You can read more about the allegations in the Gothamist.