Two Seattle Pride Month organizers were forced to apologize for calling out an overtly racist. Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson wrote a letter condemning the Seattle Human Rights Commission for hosting an event that is only charging White people admission as a “reparations fee.” LeFevre and Lipson rightfully called it exactly what it is “reverse racism” but later walked back their comments after people began pulling out of their own upcoming event.
Fox News reports:
“It has come to our attention that an event called ‘Take B(l)ack Pride’ at the Jimi Hendrix public park June 26th is charging Whites only admission as reparations,” the pair wrote, asking the city to review the admissions policy. “We consider this reverse discrimination in its worse form and we feel we are being attacked for not supporting due to disparaging and hostile e-mails.”
“We will never charge admission over the color of a person’s skin and we resent being attacked for standing in those values,” they add.
In a response to the letter, the commission defended its racist practice and said that the event was not meant for Whites,
“We would like to recommend, if possible, that you educate yourself on the harm it may cause Seattle’s BIPOC community in your pursuit of a free ticket to an event that is not expressly meant for you and your entertainment,” the commission added.
Unfortunately, cancel culture won out yet again and LeFevre and Lipson issued apologies for their letter and for calling out racism in one of the sickest forms seen yet.
“We apologize for the inquiry to the City of Seattle regarding Take B(l)ack Pride, it was not meant to be an attack or divide but to ensure equality for all,” the pair posted on Facebook Saturday. “Capitol Hill Pride encourages community events and our mission is to recognize the LGBTQ+ community and all spectrums.