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Detroit music festival sets ticket prices based on race | Washington Examiner

The AfroFuture music and arts festival in Detroit is facing controversy after ticket sales began to use different pricing for people based on the color of their skin.

The pricing offers lower rates for tickets purchased by “people of color” than it does for “non-people of color.” Early bird tickets for “POC” are $10 and $20 for “Non POC.” Later date pricing offers “POC” tickets for $20 and “Non POC” tickets for $40. The method of confirming race and identity of ticket purchasers was not immediately clear.

The organizers of the event, which is scheduled to take place on Aug. 3, explained their discriminatory pricing in the “frequently asked questions” section of their event website.

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