In March of 2009, Colleen Mitchell White, an aboriginal Canadian woman, was thrown out of a bar called the Roxy. As is usually the case in situations like this that make the news, the facts are highly disputed.
White claims that when she tried to enter the bar the first time, she was carrying a golf club. Staff told her she couldn't go in with the club (duh?!), so she put it away, and tried to go in again. This time, they kicked her out over her moccasins.
White says the employee she dealt with didn't just stop at asking her to leave, though. She says he called her a prostitute and punched her in the face. Of course, the Roxy denies that. White was confrontational to begin with, they say, and no punches were thrown.
White's filed a discrimination case against the Roxy, and it was thrown out by the lower courts. But the B.C. Supreme Court heard the case and says she has cause for her lawsuit, though a date has not yet been set.