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Festival Charges Double Ticket Price for ‘Non-People of Colour’

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).” […]

3 Comments on Festival Charges Double Ticket Price for ‘Non-People of Colour’

  1. These people are so hilariously dumb. In addition to the hypocrisy of it all, it is super demeaning to black people/POC in general, basically saying that all black people are poor and can’t afford a $20 ticket. Using logic, if the black people can’t afford a $20 festival ticket, odds are they can’t afford a $10 one.

  2. “Racial discrimination refers to discrimination against individuals on the basis of their skin colour, racial or ethnic origin.”

    There you have it, people promoting the very policy they claim to be so rabidly opposed too.

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