According to a report by CNN on July 7th, a music festival to be held in Detroit will charge twice as much for whites as blacks. This has aroused heated discussions among netizens and has been strongly criticized. Opposition.
Hosted by AfroFuture Youth" Africa Future Festival" (AfroFuture Fest) The booking fee on the Eventbrite website page is divided into two types, for people of color, the price is 10 US dollars (68 yuan), and for white people, the price is 20 US dollars (137 yuan).
Last week, the charging standard became popular on social media , The rapper Tiny Jag said that she would perform at this festival, but when she heard the price standard, she said she would not perform.
On July 2, she wrote on Twitter Said: "A non-black friend of mine told me that in the future, Africa requires non-colored people to pay twice as much to participate in this festival. This is not my opinion. I will not perform at this festival. Anyone who might be offendedapologize. "
The Eventbrite website also stated in a statement to CNN that they do not allow events that require participants to pay different prices due to race or other reasons to appear on their website.
They wrote in the statement: "In this incident, we have notified the organizers of the event and asked them to modify their event accordingly. If they are unwilling to comply, we will cancel the event. ”
Future African youth stated that they are a youth organization aiming to promote black children through the perspective of African futurism, and said that the reason they doubled the ticket price of white people is because-white people can afford any city Tickets to events, and blacks and other racescan not afford.
The organization stated on the Eventbrite website: “This vicious circle prevents blacks and other races from enjoying entertainment in their own communities, and is usually designed for marginalized blacks and other race communities. It’s easy to be used by white people with cultural, monetary and class privileges."
After strong opposition, the future youth of Africa said on Twitter on July 7 that they have changed For the decision on the fare, the ordinary fare was unified at 20 dollars, because they received threats from white supremacists and the children were also affected by racist comments.
The organization stated: "We encourage non-colored individuals to provide more donations to recognize this historical inequality."