On Saturday, news broke about the AfroFuture Youth Festival, a youth music festival in Detroit. The event is scheduled for August 3rd and has been highly anticipated in the Detroit area. The event wasn’t making headlines for the artists or the excitement, but rather the ticket prices.
The event, listed on eventbrite, shows a unique pricing structure based on the color of an individuals skin. Pricing was structured for people of color verses Non POC. The website has the following information as an effort to justify the pricing.
One artist, rapper Tiny Jag, has already pulled out of the event due to the ticketing structure. The rapper stated that she was biracial and that she would not want her family subjected to these circumstances.
This structure is nothing short of racism, the very thing that the left argues against consistently. The left argues for equality and fair treatment, yet this is the type of equality and fair treatment that they desire – more racism. We have written before about the issues with racism in America and how it is a disgrace to our history, but this is no better.
Forced racism on non people of color is not a way to make right the wrongs of our history of slavery. This type of discrimination is protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, just like people of color are protected. Discrimination is never the answer, but this is just the latest event that has been sparked by the radical left and their attempt to “make right the wrongs of slavery.”
The assumptions of the ticketing structure here are absurd. There are non people of color that suffer economically in Detroit as well, but those are not important to the organizers of the event who are fighting for “equality” for those marginalized communities. According to data, a higher percentage of non people of color live in poverty than people of color.
The left needs to stop the ridiculous notion of reparations for slavery and “making right the wrongs” as they often like to refer. In the end, it’s not addressing or fixing the issue. It is simply creating more racial divide and inciting racial acts such as this. Unfortunately, this is the only plan Democrats have. They certainly would not do something that is actually productive.
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