MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis bar owner who donated money to the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, is going to have to find new employees.

Workers at Club Jager say they’re all quitting after Thursday night’s shift. About half the staff quit earlier this week when news broke that DeRoma donated $500 to David Duke’s senate campaign.

club jager Club Jager Staff Quits After Owners Donation To David Duke

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De Roma told WCCO his donation was “basically free speech.” He also called the controversy blown up beyond what it should be.

Comments (7)
  1. Free speech is not consequence-less speech. Supporting white supremacists for government has, happily, serious social and financial consequences in this case.

  2. My never going to Club Jager again is also free speech. This is how it works. Best of luck to their employees.

  3. Who wants to work for a racist numbskull

  4. No reasonable thinking person wants to be associated with racism. Gone are the days of sweeping things under the rug for the sake of tolerance. That’s it. Anyone expressing any support to bigotry of any kind gets’s shunned. You’re more than welcomed to exercise your right to free speech. We’ll exercise our right to shut your business down for being a racist supporter. Zero tolerance for evil.

  5. Free speech means freedom to quit a job and choose what bar to patronize, as well as what to be disgusted by and how to express it. Tolerance doesn’t mean that people have to tolerate bigotry, the KKK and hatred. I don’t understand why people like this bar owner feel that we need to tolerate their hatred of others, when they cannot tolerate most of the people who live here.

  6. I’m glad it bit him in the butt and good for the employees as well. Way to go!

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