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SEATTLE: Gay pride event charging whites ‘reparations fee’ to attend

by J.C McCallum
SEATTLE: Gay pride event charging whites ‘reparations fee’ to attend

The woke LGBT folk in Seattle are charging whites a ‘reparations fee’ to attend a gay pride event at the city park, and they have the backing of the city to do this.

From Jason Rantz:

MYNORTHWEST – Organizers for a Seattle gay pride event say they’re charging white people a “reparations fee” to attend. They have the support of Seattle City Council president and mayoral candidate Lorena Gonzalez and the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

TAKING B(L)ACK PRIDE organizers say all are welcome to attend. However, “white allies and accomplices” must pay the reparations fee. It will be charged on a sliding scale of $10 to $50 depending on one’s ability to pay. The event location is Jimi Hendrix Park, owned by the city of Seattle. This raises questions about the legality of a reparations fee.

Critics question whether race-based admissions fees are appropriate. Seattle Municipal Code clearly prohibits racial discrimination. But organizers have pushed back, calling criticism of their admissions structure “casual violence.”

Apparently, they need a so-called reparations fee to feel empowered. Their event page details their racist admissions policy:

All are free to attend HOWEVER this is a BLACK AND BROWN QUEER TRANS CENTERED, PRIORITIZED, VALUED, EVENT. White allies and accomplices are welcome to attend but will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee that will be used to keep this event free of cost for BLACK AND BROWN Trans and Queer COMMUNITY.

Is it legal to deny white people entry who refuse to pay? It doesn’t appear so.

The city actually has laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, yet they allow this? Anything goes, I guess, to make whitey feel guilty for being white. Just imagine the reverse of this for a second. Outrage on top of outrage would ensue, and rightfully so.

I sure hope someone files a lawsuit over this because there’s no way this could stand up in court.

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