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White People Charged Double For Admission To Concert

Jeff Katz
July 09, 2019 - 4:05 pm

Detroit music festival AfroFuture Fest charged white people twice the price of admission as black people and is now facing backlash, acccording to a report from The Blaze.

As a result, Rapper Jillian Graham (stage name "Tiny Jag"), who is biracial, said she would not perform at the festival next month after hearing about the admission price discrimination.

The festival orginally listed prices for early bird "POC" - or "people of color" - tickets at $10, and prices for "non-POC" tickets at $20. In addition, general admission prices for POC tickets were $20, while general admission for non-POC tickets were $40.

Event organizers gave reason for such racially biased prices on the event's Eventbrite page:

Our ticket structure was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (People of Color) are provided with an equitable change at enjoying events in their own community (Black Detroit).

Affording joy and pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for POC and we believe that everyone should have access to receiving such.

Organizers have also since updated the prices, but not without throwing a little spin.