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Old 07-07-2019, 04:06 PM
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Decades of protests to remove this from society...And now they demand it...

Festival charges double ticket price for 'non-people of colour'

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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".

Early bird tickets for "POC" were $10 and $20 for "Non-POC".

There were also some "POC" tickets which were free but they have now sold out.

Later date pricing offers "POC" tickets for $20 and "Non-POC" tickets for $40.

It was not immediately clear what the method was for confirming race and identity of ticket purchasers.

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)."
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Not only tasteless, it is also illegal.
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They can shove that festival where the sun doesn't shine.
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decades of protests to remove this from society...and now they demand it...

festival charges double ticket price for 'non-people of colour'

their grandfathers, who were on the bad end of hoses and police dogs, are rolling in their graves...
bad idea
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Decades of protests to remove this from society...And now they demand it...

Festival charges double ticket price for 'non-people of colour'

Their grandfathers, who were on the bad end of hoses and police dogs, are rolling in their graves...
Equality means treating the people the same so we're gonna charge different people different.
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Good for her

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