#doilookdstrkt. It’s shameful when people have to protest their right to be allowed somewhere when they’ve done nothing wrong, yet lately some people have found themselves doing just that. DSTRKT London, a west end club has found itself in some shit (rightfully so) because a group of women were refused entry into the club due to the fact that they were ‘too dark’ and ‘overweight.’ I’m willing to bet that the overweight comment was made in order to take some attention away from the racism involved in the reasoning but even if it wasn’t, it doesn’t change the fact that the way that the club conducted itself was disgusting.
Getting ready for a night out with your friends, heading to the club and getting turned away on the basis of your skin colour shows that there are a lot of problems with London, especially given how multicultural it is.
A peaceful protest was staged outside the club and I have to take my hat off to those that organised it but the thing is that when someone has money to get into a club, there’s really no reason to turn them away. My understanding is that this is a common thing for west end clubs which is upsetting and it’s clear that this will continue for some time. It looks as if these clubs generally find black people unattractive (for what reason, I will never know) and may think because of that, they can’t make money off them. Whatever the case is something needs to change, I want to say that it’s 2015 now but even then it’s still obvious that a lot of the world doesn’t like black people.
With this situation, I find it crazy considering that clubs like DSTRKT London probably play hip-hop and R&B songs showing that they have no problem attracting people with music made by black people but they don’t want to let black people in.
Generally there are a lot of negative connotations surrounding black people and these connotations are defended by biased statistics, bigoted people, etc. It really makes little sense to me when there is so much evidence to show that black people are victimised and this is the latest in a long line of those events.
These are some of the things that have come out in light of the recent incident.