Detroit Event "AfroFuture Fest" Charges Whites MORE For Tickets!

 
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
784 views

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

Close

Detroit music festival AfroFuture Fest ignited a social media debate over the past week, receiving both praise and scrutiny for its two-tier ticket pricing in which white people were asked to pay more than people of color.

The event’s Eventbrite web page listed early bird tickets for people of color at $10 while white attendees would be charged $20 or more — resulting in a local rapper publicly pulling out of the fest.

By Sunday, the festival changed its pricing to $20 general admission and “suggested donation” for “non-POC” attendees. The move came following pressure from Eventbite, with a spokesperson telling CNN that the company does not “permit events that require attendees to pay different prices based on their protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity.” A civil rights lawyer also told The New York Times the different prices could be viewed as “discriminatory” and result in possible lawsuits. The festival organizers said in a tweet that they changed the prices after receiving threats.

(ARTICLE: METRO TIMES)

✅ Wooden Flags: https://bhedesigns.com/

*SOCIAL MEDIA*
https://www.twitter.com/anthonyblogan
https://www.instagram.com/anthonyblogan
https://www.facebook.com/1776.logan

–––––––––––––––––––––––

👕 Order your shirts here: https://teespring.com/stores/abl-gear
📲 Tip me though PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/ablogan
📲 Sponsor me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/anthonyblogan
🌐 Visit my website: https://www.anthonyblogan.com
💬 Connect with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/JVdp9gu

–––––––––––––––––––––––

EVENTBRITE THREATENS TO DROP AFROFUTURE FEST FOR TRYING TO CHARGE TICKET PRICES BASED ON RACE
https://www.newsweek.com/eventbrite-threatens-drop-afrofuture-fest-trying-charge-ticket-prices-based-race-1447947

AfroFuture Fest changes ticket structure after controversy
https://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/archives/2019/07/08/afrofuture-fest-changes-ticket-structure-after-controversy

A Detroit festival charged white people $20 and black people $10, then they got hit with backlash
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/us/afrofuture-fest-charging-wipe-people-trnd/index.html

Rapper Pulls Out of Detroit Festival Because Tickets Were Initially More Expensive for White People
https://www.complex.com/music/2019/07/rapper-tiny-jag-pulls-out-festival-tickets-more-expensive-for-white-people

AfroFuture Fest in Detroit changes ticket pricing after backlash over ‘non-POC’ fee
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/07/08/afrofuture-festival-detroit-ticket-pricing/1674210001/

+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0
+1
0

Approved by @WeFlexDetroit

Contact Us! FlexDetroit FlexDetroit is a website made and created for Detroit News, Music and Videos
If for any reason you needed to get in contact with FlexDetroit, fill out the form below.
Send