The Associated Press

AG: Boston Bar Refused Blacks, Cape Verdeans

BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office is suing a bar in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston for allegedly refusing to serve black, Latino and Cape Verdean patrons.

The suit announced Monday alleges that in December 2010, two men — one black and one Cape Verdean — were barred from Peggy O’Neil’s bar. The men were told it was too late even though white customers were allowed in.

The suit alleges that later that evening a second group of Cape Verdean, Latino and black friends were told they didn’t “look like the type of people” the owner would know and also denied entrance.

Coakley’s lawsuit is seeking monetary damages, civil penalties and an injunction requiring the bar to follow the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

A call left for the bar’s owner by The Associated Press was not returned Monday.

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  • Lawrence

    Martha takes on this important case, nice.  Funny how she slapped the wrist of the Blue Cross CEO who walked away with 8 million as a bonus.  AND Blue Cross is listed as a NON PROFIT. 

    I wonder how she picks and chooses who to sue and bring to justice. 

  • Seriously?

    @Lawrence what law was broken in the case you site? Perhaps the law against things that bother Lawrence?
    Good thing is that in MA we no longer have to rely on people that are racist or live with the delusion that racism is not important and omnipresent as your post suggests. Blatant discrimination is against the law in spite of you and the Peggy O’Neal types! You’re all stuck having to practice your racism in more subtle ways.

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