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Music festival will no longer charge
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Posted By: mc squared, 7/8/2019 9:05:14 AM

A Detroit music festival has dropped its controversial plan to charge white concertgoers twice as much as people of color — saying it was for the “safety of the community” following a furious backlash. The AfroFuture Fest sparked outrage with its ticketing model for the August 3 event that saw people of color paying a maximum of $20 compared to $40 for “Non-POC” tickets. Biracial rapper Tiny Jag was so “enraged” she publicly withdrew from performing, and ticketing website Eventbrite threatened to bar the festival from its services, according to the Independent.

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Backers blamed 'racis', not toe two-tiered pricing. Looks like they wanted to keep crackas' out. I wonder how many will attend now?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 7/8/2019 9:17:47 AM (No. 117335)
"Safety of the Community"? What mindless drivel. The concept was stupid and appallingly racist from day one. Just imagine the situation in reverse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/8/2019 9:52:47 AM (No. 117377)
One biracial rapper refused to perform. Good for her. I love everything from Gregorian chant to Iron Maiden, but I can't get into rap at all.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher 7/8/2019 10:04:41 AM (No. 117392)
I think any white person wanting to attend a rap music concert should be charged ten times as much for being terminally tone deaf and stupid.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NancyD 7/8/2019 10:10:20 AM (No. 117400)
Now if only some white person could buy up all of the tickets and not show up... but then again, why give them money
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ginadee 7/8/2019 10:31:25 AM (No. 117423)
Reverse discrimination. tsk tsk. You wouldn't catch me dead or alive in a "dark" room.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/8/2019 11:08:31 AM (No. 117458)
I don't care if whites and blacks pay the same amount - - - - just as long as Asians have to pay more.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2 7/8/2019 11:21:38 AM (No. 117478)
Why would white people even want to listen to that trash being passed off as "music"?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: rochow 7/8/2019 11:56:24 AM (No. 117519)
Stupid people deserve to get 'taken'! If you know that you have to pay more because of your skin color you should not attend in the first place.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HotRod 7/8/2019 12:11:50 PM (No. 117539)
I wouldn't go for any price. Not even a ''zero-dollar'' premium, er, cost! There is better music to be heard that is wholesome, not vulgar, and without hate-filled, woman demeaning, anti-American rhetoric!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 7/8/2019 12:14:34 PM (No. 117543)
Another reminder of the need to reread John Derbyshire's The Talk: Nonblack Version, paying particular attention to Rule 10 and all of its subsets. (10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 7/8/2019 12:16:06 PM (No. 117546)
Link here - takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire/2/
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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/8/2019 12:22:51 PM (No. 117554)
Black music used to be groups like The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Roberta Flack, etc... That was good music. Way too tame for today's youth I guess.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tom7 7/8/2019 12:27:57 PM (No. 117564)
They thought they would get an extra welfare check out of it. Too bad for them.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/8/2019 12:50:12 PM (No. 117601)
The sponsor is an organization AfroFuture Youth. It's website is a hoot to read. "Through Political Education Sessions facilitated by fellow youth and adults in community, youth will learn about various social inequities that stem from racism (direct, indirect, and environmental), sexism, transphobia, homophobia, respectability politics, rape culture, and more." Just trying to even out some of those inequities. Seems the "racism" aspect stems from their own hearts and minds.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 7/8/2019 2:22:23 PM (No. 117687)
The “safety of the community” would be a whole lot better if only white people attended the event.
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