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Depending on the pigmentation of your skin, you may be charged a “reparations fee” if you wish to attend a pride event in Seattle, according to The Blaze.

If you are white you will be required to cough up a “reparations fee” at pride events.

“All are free to attend HOWEVER this is a BLACK AND BROWN QUEER TRANS CENTERED, PRIORITIZED, VALUED, EVENT.”

However, It’s illegal to charge people to enter a public place.

Seattle Municipal Code (18.12.280):

“It is unlawful for any person occupying or using any park or recreation facility for any event, activity or exhibition open to the public, whether or not under a permit and whether or not an admission or entrance fee is charged, to deny to any other person the full use and enjoyment of such park and recreation facility because of race…”

From The Blaze:

Rantz added that the “reparations fee” will be charged based on one’s ability to pay. In addition, he wrote that since the event is being held in Jimi Hendrix Park, which the city owns, there are questions concerning the legality of the fee.

According to Rantz, Seattle Parks and Recreation “explicitly prohibits racial discrimination in their parks. And it applies to event organizers using the park, with or without a permit.”

He cites Seattle Municipal Code (18.12.280):

It is unlawful for any person occupying or using any park or recreation facility for any event, activity or exhibition open to the public, whether or not under a permit and whether or not an admission or entrance fee is charged, to