Representatives from around a dozen minority student groups at the University of Michigan met Wednesday night to discuss a response to alleged racial bias at a local nightclub, the Michigan Daily reports.
According to leaders from the Chinese Student Association and the Filipino American Student Organization, nightclub staff allegedly tried to stiff the two groups of their cut of a fundraiser's cover charge, generally treated them poorly, and also spat on one of their members. The club's manager has denied the accusations.
The students have accused the club of undercounting the number of customers the groups brought in, saying staff counted only those they perceived as Asian—and not non-Asian members or friends who also attended as affiliates of the groups. Later, when the students confronted the club's manager and staff, the argument turned ugly.
The students have suggested a boycott, and university officials, student government, and other minority groups have expressed support for whatever action the Chinese and Filipino student organizations plan to take.