The Cabaret Law is a law in New York City established in the 1920s that prohibits three or more people from dancing in a club or bar that does not have a proper license. It was originally created to break up black jazz clubs in Harlem, yet is still somewhat enforced today. In this audio clip from WNYC and the Brian Lehrer Show, see what is being done to remove this racist law from the books.
Lauren Evans, freelance writer and contributor at The Village Voice and Jezebel, discusses her story about New York City's "racist" and "draconian" cabaret law and the fight to end it and Rafael Espinal, City Council member representing the 37th district, weighs in on how it effects his constituents.
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