OUTRAGEOUS! Music Festival Charging White People More For Tickets, Here Is One Rapper’s Response
A music festival to be held in Michigan in August decided that racial tensions shouldn’t end, but rather they should be heightened.
The AfroFuture Fest even decided that it was best to charge white people twice the amount per ticket just for being white.
Tiny Jag, who is one of the rappers who was set to perform at the event realized that this wasn’t right and pulled out of the event.
According to Fox News,
Tiny Jag, whose real name is Jillian Graham, was scheduled to perform at AfroFuture Fest’s event in Detroit in August. But when she learned about the ticket inconsistency based on race, she quickly dropped out…
The early bird “people of color” tickets cost $10, while “non-POC” tickets cost $20, the news outlet reported on Thursday. The rapper said she learned of the festival’s pay model when a white friend sent her a screenshot of an Instagram advertisement. She later publicly withdrew her support.
Graham told the Detroit Metro Times the following,
“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on.”
“It seems almost like it has spite, and unfortunately with spite comes hate, and that’s just not obviously going to be a good direction for us to go if we’re looking for positive change.”
Tiny Jag pulls out of AfroFuture Fest after learning white people would be charged a different price to attend https://t.co/PuE4EkAXer
— Detroit Metro Times (@metrotimes) July 4, 2019
The event organizers cited that the pricing structure “was built to insure[sic] that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).”
This is assuming the false narrative of white privilege. Their presumption is that white people have more money just because they’re white, which isn’t true.
There is nothing about being white that automatically means you have more money than anyone else.