A Detroit festival charged white people $20 and black people $10, then they got hit with backlash

  
Via:  kdmichigan  •  one week ago  •  33 comments

A Detroit festival charged white people $20 and black people $10, then they got hit with backlash
"Non-POC individuals are encouraged to provide additional donations as acknowledgment of this historical inequity,"

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An Afrofuturist group says it reversed its decision to charge white people more for tickets to its Detroit festival than black and brown people because they received threats, an artist dropped out and a ticketing website threatened to unpublish their event.
The Eventbrite page for "AfroFuture Fest," hosted by Afrofuture Youth, advertised an "Early Bird POC Ticket" for $10 -- with POC meaning "people of color" -- and an "Early Bird NONPOC Ticket" for $20. The group defined "NONPOC" as white people.
News of the group's charging practices hit social media last week when rapper Tiny Jag said she was unknowingly added to the August event " but agreed to support and perform. Once the rapper caught wind of the prices, she said she was "triggered."
"A non-POC friend of mine brought to my attention that AfroFuture is requiring non-people-of-color to pay twice the amount to attend the festival as POC," she tweeted on July 2. "This does not reflect the views of myself or the Tiny Jag team. I will not be playing this show. I apologize for anyone who may have been triggered or offended."

Eventbrite said in a statement to CNN they don't "permit events that require attendees to pay different prices based on their protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity."
"In this case, we have notified the creator of the event about this violation and requested that they alter their event accordingly," their statement read. "We have offered them the opportunity to do this on their own accord; should they not wish to comply we will unpublish the event completely from our site."
The group says its reasoning for doubling ticket prices for white people was because white people have the privilege to attend festivals in "POC populated cities." In other words, the group says, white people can afford tickets to any event in any city, while black and brown people cannot.
"This cycle disproportionately displaces black and brown people from enjoying entertainment in their own communities," the group said on Eventbrite.
Afrofuture Youth's website says they are a youth program that looks to uplift black children "through the lens of Afrofuturism," which is a philosophy looking at the intersection of African culture and technology.
After all the backlash, the group tweeted Sunday night that they had reversed their decision on ticketing prices because they "received threats from white supremacists" and children were "subjected to seeing racist comments" on social media.
The ticketing formula they came up with included a $20 general admission fee and a "suggested donation for nonPOC."

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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    one week ago

I Don't know what to say, I'm speechless. 

The crazy thing is on a internet search I found that this is not a isolated incident.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  KDMichigan @1    one week ago

just more proof  on why we dont need racist leftwing nuts like that running our country.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1    one week ago

Are you serious?  This is straight up wrong no matter who, what, when, why, or where you are.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.1    one week ago

im dead serious....

the problem with  your argument is simple.

no one on the right engages in this kind of bs 

when people on the right sell tickets to an event based on skin color? 

be sure to let us know.

until that day? this problem is all leftwing racist lunatics.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1.3  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1.2    one week ago

I'm sending positive karma your way.  It will make you feel so much better and infinitely less hostile. 

In the meantime, please begin slapping the snot out of yourself.  That will make me feel better.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.4  devangelical  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1.2    one week ago
when people on the right sell tickets to an event based on skin color?  be sure to let us know.

it happens every 4 years. it's called the republican convention. prove I'm wrong. bwah ha ha

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1.5  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.3    one week ago
It will make you feel so much better

 I am always in a good mood.  my life is awesome. and yes I built that.

 That will make me feel better.

you're going to have to go fish... the fact may be that you have feelings.

but your feelings are not my facts. we call that your personal problem.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1.6  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  devangelical @1.1.4    one week ago
prove I'm wrong.

I dont waste my time on bs.

prove the gop charges POC more to get into the conventions or FUK OFF and stay there.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  devangelical @1.1.4    one week ago

You were saying?

List of African-American Republicans

1872 Currier and Ives print showing the first African American U.S. Senator and Representatives: Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), Rep. Benjamin S. Turner (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (R-SC), Josiah Walls (R-FL), Jefferson Long (R-GA), Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliott (R-SC), 1872

The following is a list of African-American Republicans, past and present. This list is limited to black Americans who have worked in a direct, professional capacity in politics.

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  • Edward Brooke was the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. Hiram Revels was the first black U.S. senator, however, he was elected to office by a legislature.

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Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State

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Michael Steele, 64th Chairman of the Republican National Committee

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  • James L. Usry (1922–2002), mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Jill Upson (b. 1966), West Virginia House of Delegates

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Allen West, former Congressman from Florida's 22nd District

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  • William F. Yardley (1844–1924), anti-segregation advocate, first African American candidate for governor of Tennessee (1876)

Please note that the people listed are former AND current Republicans, and I feel confident that mant current Republicans attend the Republican Convention.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
1.1.8  Jack_TX  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.3    one week ago
I'm sending positive karma your way.  It will make you feel so much better and infinitely less hostile.  In the meantime, please begin slapping the snot out of yourself.  That will make me feel better.

Ok....I'm stealing this.  

Absolutely hilarious.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.9  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1.6    one week ago
or FUK OFF and stay there.

So let me set you all straight about the F off business. 

You can say F off. You can't say F U. 

If you don't like this, we can vote it out in the next update of the CoC. But I gots to tell ya, that I'm not a fan and it is taken into consideration when determining a member's behavior as a whole. 

I hope this makes everything clear.  

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.10  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.9    one week ago

Something tells me we are going to be seeing a lot of F off from a certain person that never has anything of value to say.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.11  devangelical  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.10    one week ago

birther idiots, bible thumper scum, and tea party morons can count on it

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.10    one week ago
Something tells me we are going to be seeing a lot of F off from a certain person that never has anything of value to say.

Prophetic.

Probably true, too!

Oh, joy!

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.13  devangelical  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.7    one week ago

now how about a list of only the still living to eliminate excessive scrolling. take care of that while I sort out a tea party token list from it.

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1.14  Tacos!  replied to  devangelical @1.1.4    one week ago
it happens every 4 years. it's called the republican convention. prove I'm wrong.

It's your claim. It's up to you to prove that it's true.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1.15  Split Personality  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.10    one week ago

Oh please [Deleted] tell us who you think it will be.

384

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.16  devangelical  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.14    one week ago

fuck off

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.17  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.16    one week ago

... per PH at 1.1.9

So let me set you all straight about the F off business. 

You can say F off. You can't say F U. 

I hope this makes everything clear. 

hopefully someone can explain the difference between the initial FO comment at 1.1.6 that was moderated and then restored, and my FO comment that was deleted.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.18  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.14    one week ago
It's your claim. It's up to you to prove that it's true.

No, no, no ,no.

It is only conservatives who are supposed to prove any claims made.

Surely you have been here long enough to recognize that!

Others are completely free to claim anything and it can remain unsubstantiated and considered the Gospel.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.19  Tessylo  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.10    one week ago

Like you KD?

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.20  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.18    one week ago
Others are completely free to claim anything and it can remain unsubstantiated and considered the Gospel

... like it does for some religious people

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1.21  Tacos!  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1.9    one week ago
You can say F off.

Why? That seems to pretty obviously violate at least two of the three interpersonal codes and maybe two of the three content codes, as well.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.22  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.19    3 days ago
Like you KD?

More like you tessy.

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
1.2  Freedom Warrior  replied to  KDMichigan @1    one week ago

 I don’t have any problem with it 

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.1  Split Personality  replied to  Freedom Warrior @1.2    one week ago

Obviously.

 
 
 
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2  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one week ago

512

 
 
 
It Is ME
3  It Is ME    one week ago

Tiny Jag was a bit more than miffed !

Must be that reparations thingy again !

Just a Not From the Taliban:

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

@RepRashida

On the day we celebrate the end of slavery, @HouseJudiciary is holding the first-ever hearing on reparations. I’m proud to co-sponsor #HR40 and believe in order for this country to atone for the horrific sin of slavery, reparations must be a part of the picture. #Juneteenth

 
 
 
charger 383
4  charger 383    one week ago

What if it had been the other way around?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  charger 383 @4    one week ago

The world would burn.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  KDMichigan @4.1    one week ago
The world would burn.

It would make the Watts Riots look like kids playing in a school playground.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.2  Tacos!  replied to  charger 383 @4    one week ago
What if it had been the other way around?

It would be time for another "national conversation."

 
 
 
tomwcraig
5  tomwcraig    one week ago
" IF YOU DON'T SEE MY BLACKNESS, YOU DON'T SEE ME. PERIODT!"

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrofuture-fest-tickets-64562699773

The above quote is the last statement on their event page.  The fact that they make a point about their blackness means that they do not see themselves, only their skin color.  Every single one of us is an individual and we each have different needs and wants than anyone else of the same skin color.  It is our actions that really define who we are not the skin color.  The Afrofuture Youth group has shown themselves to be racists through and through.

 
 
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