Music Fest Charges Double Price for White Folks

If you're white and you wanna go to the AfroFuture Fest (HA!) in Detroit this August, get ready to pay double.

The event's promoters are initiating a policy that requires "non person of color" to pay double.

That sounds an awful lot like a policy that blatantly violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sky News reports:

The controversial pricing plan has led to one artist pulling out of the event, saying she was "enraged" by the policy.
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.
Tiny Jag, a biracial rapper based in Detroit, has quit the event and insisted AfroFuture Fest removed her name from all promotional material.
She told the Detroit Metro Times: "I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in ... especially not because of anything that I have going on."
Tiny Jag also said of the ticketing policy: "It's non-progressive and it's not solution-focused in my eyes.

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