A NY Post editorial, published on Saturday, calls the recent Human Rights Commission’s lawsuit against 7 stores in Williamsburg for requiring modest dress-code – ‘Discriminatory.’ The Post calls on the next mayor to drop the case.
“Our guess is that most New Yorkers recognize these signs as no different from any other dress code imposed by a restaurant, hotel or any other place for reasons of “propriety” rather than “modesty.”
“We’ve never even seen the city sue a pizza parlor that might post a sign reading “No shirt, no shoes, no service” — let alone fancy eateries like the Four Seasons, which require business attire.
“Most people probably take these for granted. So when a group of Jewish-owned stores are singled out and treated like the KKK, we have to wonder if there are other agendas at work here.
“The Human Rights Commission is right about one thing: There definitely is discrimination involved in this case. But the real discrimination here is being levied against these shops, not by them.
“The next mayor should do us all a favor and drop this case.
In an interview on a Jewish radio program, Saturday night, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said it was wrong to have been made an issue. “When I go into a private club I’m required to wear a jacket and a tie, same thing in restaurants. You have every right in the world to have this request, having in the various stores in Williamsburg or anywhere else,” he said.
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)