Changes Ahead For Kung Fu Saloon
DALLAS (AP) — An Austin-based bar has agreed to make changes to its business practices to end a federal investigation into alleged discrimination.
Kung Fu Saloon entered into a consent decree Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice "to avoid protracted and costly litigation." The Justice Department says the bar discriminates against African-American and Asian patrons, often through enforced dress codes.
The bar denies all allegations.
As part of the agreement, the bar's employees must undergo civil rights training within 90 days. Signs must be placed within 15 days at Kung Fu Saloon locations in Dallas, Austin and Houston stating that all members of the public are welcome no matter their race, color or national origin.
The signs will direct customers who feel they've been discriminated against to call the U.S. Department of Justice.