An Abbotsford business man is under fire for posting a 'No negroes allowed' sign in his future gentlemen's club. The sign excluding black people is enraging residents of this small town in Wisconsin.
The Clark County business man, Mark Prior, says its his right to discriminate. "If I've got a problem with you it's going to be on the front of my store," he says.
The gentlemen's club Prior wants to open is in a building next to the Abbotsford city hall and library. A city official asked him to remove the sign, which was previously outside the establishment but he kept it and placed it inside the club instead. ...
The sign was posted because Prior has allegedly had issues with black people in the past, and decided to make a policy against them. Apparently it is not just black people that he has issues with. Prior says that he has a problem with others as well, but could not post a lengthy list of names outside his establishment, and opted instead to post the 'No Negroes Allowed' sign.
"I'm going to stick to my guns because I think I have the right as a business owner to reject service to anyone. It's not all the black people, there are just a few bad ones," Prior says. ...
Prior's gentlemen's club is set to open to the public Friday, however this business man's previous endeavors, (a grocery store and his own sheriff's department), have not worked out in the past.