Bowling alley responds to dress code criticism

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A Lansing bowling alley has responded to online criticism that it's dress code is racist.

Hundreds of people took to Facebook over the weekend, bashing a sign posted on the door of Spare Time Entertainment Center in Frandor. Part of the dress code reads "No excessively baggy pants.... hoodies and do rags must be removed before entry.... and no gang colors or insignias... no offensive or vulgar language or pictures on clothing."

Many commenters said the rules target people of color.

On Sunday, the bowling alley issued a response on it's Facebook page:

"Over the past 12 hours, we have had numerous comments regarding our dress code policy. The dress code signage in question has been removed while we evaluate. Never at any point was this policy designed to target a specific group or race. We apologize if that is how it was taken. Our primary concern was, and is, to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for all guests, regardless of race, age, religion or sexual orientation. We hope you and yours have a safe and happy New Year."



 
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