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A black artist will not be performing at an Afro-music festival after it was discovered it was charging tickets for white people at a higher price than non-whites.

“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial,” said Jillian Graham to the Detroit Metro Times. Graham is better known as her stage name Tiny Jag.

“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.”

AfroFuture, a Detroit based youth music festival, announced they would be selling tickets for people of color at half the price as tickets for non-persons of color.

According to the Eventbrite page, tickets for white people are $20 and tickets for people of color are $10. After July 17th, prices will be raised to $40 for whites and $20 people of color.

A spokesperson for Evenbrite told the Daily Caller News Foundation, “We do not permit events that require attendees to pay different prices based on their protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity. In this case, we have notified the creator of the event about this violation and requested that they alter their event accordingly,” the spokeswoman added. “We have offered them the opportunity to do this on their own accord; should they not wish to comply we will unpublish the event completely from our site.”

It has been two days since Eventbrite announced they would take down the page if they continued charging non-people of color more money. The event organizers have not changed their ticket pricing and they doubled down on their policy via Twitter. At the time of publishing the event page has not been taken down or changed by Eventbrite.

“A lot of the songs that I perform are from my first project called Polly — that is my grandmother’s name,” said Graham. “How do you want me to come to a performance and perform these songs off a mixtape that is titled after this white woman that you would have charged double to get in here? Like, it’s just outrageous from so many different angles.”

Some on the left were outraged when Graham decided to withdraw from the festival including author Ijeoma Oluo. She stated on twitter, “Gawd this is embarrassing. My white mom would be PROUD to pay more because she understands the history of economic exploitation of black folk in this country to benefit whiteness & she wants a better future for black folk, including her black kids.”

Conservatives including Tammy Bruce praised Graham for backing out of the festival.

Organizers defended their race-based pricing for tickets on their event page stating, “Our ticket structure was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).”

As of now, the festival is still scheduled to occur on August 3rd.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Mike

    July 9, 2019 at 12:58 am

    I give this lady a lot of credit Thank you ma’am white people have paid for a lot of things they were never guilty of

    • Linda

      July 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      How right you are.

  2. Rebecca Holstine

    July 9, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Why would any white people go to this event and pay twice the price? Are they that stupid. I do admire this girl for having some principles. More blacks should. And why two days later why hasn’t Eventbrite not followed through?

  3. Boyd

    July 9, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Isn’t it illegal for white people to charge double for people of color? Why is it they are allowed to do that to white people? Talk about privilege, apparently the people of color are allowed to break laws now, but not white people.

  4. Shari Early

    July 9, 2019 at 7:46 am

    I’d never heard of this young lady but she just got my respect. How do they expect her to disrespect part of her family? She’s a beautiful mix of 2 races and respects them both. This crap is painful to all the mixed race children out there.

  5. Jon Wisdom

    July 9, 2019 at 8:24 am

    We need to have indictments. This is plainly illegal. Just think if an event charged blacks twice what they charged whites. This would be front page headlines and on every major newscast.

  6. Joe

    July 9, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Proud of the young lady. The white people who paid double, STUPID. And you want to know why things are bad between the races.

  7. Grace Joy

    July 9, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Nice to see there are people of integrity left in the sicko entertainment world.

  8. Tim Woolsey

    July 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Nothing will happen & the event will go on as planned because black folks cannot be racist to white folks. This has been evident since Obama was the so called president. Just read what that other idiot wrote that her white mother would be proud to pay the extra because she would support her black children. Most mixed race don’t accept that they are part of another race. When Obama was elected-worst mistake this country has made so far-a black woman I know kept bragging about how he was the first black president. When I told her the ass hat was half white, her exact words were that they go by what race the father is, so that was their reason for saying he was black instead of mulatto. She got very angry when I said he was actually mulatto instead of true black that she has not spoke to me since then (I am so sad!) This is truly a sad world we live in.

    • Tim Woolsey

      July 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      And most white idiots who have children with a black idiot forget that they are actually white. Race mixing does not work. I have been told I am a racist mother f**ker because I believe that.

  9. LST

    July 9, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Great, affirmative action noise concerts now too? Any whit people who go listen to that jungle jive shit deserves to be screwed over. No one with a brain listens to that trashy uncivilized rap crap.Imagine what that venue will smell like when it’s over, it’ll need to be disinfected with flame throwers. Will fried chicken and watermelon be served too?

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