Widespread Discrimination at Stockholm Clubs
Police in Stockholm say an operation at the weekend has shown that people with dark skin still face widespread discrimination at the capital’s bars and clubs.
Members of the force’s hate-crimes project say bouncers told them they’ve been ordered to turn people away by their bosses and are scared of losing their jobs if they don’t do so.
Many nightspots use a so-called pointer system, where those who want to go stand in a crowd and bouncers pick out those they want.
The police say it makes it very easy for bars to refuse dark-skinned guests, but it’s difficult to prove that this is because of racial discrimination.