It’s true folks. African-Americans are not immune from demonstrating a little discrimination and racism from time to time.
Really! Believe it or not!
Here…, I’ll show you.
At some event, in Detroit, Michigan…, a group that puts on something called “AfroFuture Fest,” was actually charging one price for whites and a different [lower] price for Blacks or “people of color.”
I kid you not.
This, by definition, is both discriminatory and racist.
There is no arguing that…, at least you would think so.
Nicole Darrah of Fox News reported, “A Michigan music festival that was charging white people twice the amount for a ticket than ‘people of color’ backtracked its ticketing structure on Sunday.”
“AfroFuture Fest, scheduled to be held in Detroit in August, appeared to change their ticket prices to $20 general admission after receiving backlash for a ticketing inconsistency that offered ‘people of color’ tickets for $10, while ‘non-POC’ tickets cost $20.”
‘“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial,’ the rapper [Tiny Jag], whose real name is Jillian Graham, told the Detroit Metro Times. ‘I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be … especially not because of anything that I have going on.’”
“Graham, who said her grandmother is white, said while she understands the goal of equity and equality for the black community, she called the moved ‘non-progressive’ and ‘not solution-focused.’
Oh, and you were doing so good Jillian!
But you finished up with a real bunch of liberal gobbled goop there.
I’d call it a bunch of BS, myself.
“The founder and co-director of AfroFuture Youth, the group which put the event together, told The New York Times that organizers changed the event prices after receiving harassment regarding the pricing structure.”
‘“For safety, not anything else but that, the new ticket structure will be a standard set price across the board of $20,’ Adrienne Ayers said Sunday afternoon. ‘However, there will be a suggested donation for non-people of color.’”
Oh…, of course Ms. Ayers…, of course. All of us “non-POCs” would be more than happy to donate our hard earned money just because our skin happens to be a lighter shade than yours!
And by all means…, standardize those ticket prices for Safety’s sake!
You must think we’re all as dumb as you are, Ms. Ayers!
“She said the previous ticketing plan was implemented because ‘events often designed for marginalized black and brown communities can easily be co-opted by those with cultural, monetary and class privileges.’”
And charging “whitey” twice as much for a ticket would stop white people from taking over something called “AfroFest?!”
“AfroFuture explained their policy and rationale for it on their Eventbrite page. Organizers cite ‘equality’ and ‘equity’ in their ticketing, and state their structure ‘was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).’”
So these People of Color are saying that only People of color can truly be poor?
Please…, tell us more about your racist rationale and racist policies!
Hey…, this is fun! I can understand now why these guys love playing the race card so much!
‘“Affording joy and pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for POC and we believe everyone should have access to receiving such,’ organizers wrote.”
What planet are these people living on?
What country are these people living in?
I know Detroit is a pretty messed up place, but this is REALLY messed up!
‘“Ayers said that as of Sunday, the festival sold 71 tickets — including 13 that were set aside for white people.’”
Whew! 71 tickets?!
What are they going to do with all of that money?
Have these guys ever considered setting up a lemonade stand?
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