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Ruling In Racial Bias Case

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tavern.jpgIt only took fifteen minutes of deliberation today for a federal jury to rule that The Tavern at Phipps did not discriminate against former NBA star Joe Barry Carroll and Joseph Shaw according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since opening two decades ago, the Tavern has always had an unwritten policy that men should give up their seats for women in exchange for a round of drinks. "Greg Greenbaum, the CEO of the Tavern Corporation, contends the policy was strictly to curry favor with female patrons, who would attract more men and keep the bar tabs high. The policy, he said, was created by a black bar manager who saw the opportunity in female shoppers who were burdened with bags."