The controversial pricing plan has led to one artist pulling out of the event, saying she was ‘enraged’ by the policy.
7 July 2019
SKY NEWS — A music and arts festival in Detroit is charging fans different prices depending on their skin colour.
The controversial pricing plan has led to one artist pulling out of the event, saying she was “enraged” by the policy.
The organisers of the AfroFuture Fest, set for 3-4 August, are charging lower rates for tickets bought by “people of colour” than for “non-people of colour”. …
The organisers explained their pricing in the “frequently asked questions” section of their event website.
It stated: “Why do we have POC (people of colour) and Non-POC (white people) tickets? I’m glad you asked! Equality means treating everyone the same.
“Equity is insuring (sic) everyone has what they need to be successful. Our ticket structure was built to insure (sic) that the most marginalised communities (people of colour) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).” […]