The theatre claims that the events will “allow for conversation and participation to be felt throughout the theatre,” but apparently not if you’re white
Posted BY: Steve Watson
A prominent theatre in Canada has received backlash for promoting a series of events that are billed for “black only” audiences.
Critics charged that The National Arts Center in Ottawa is operating a segregationist policy after it announced that some events would be run under a “Black Out,” meaning that only black people can attend.
“A Black Out is an open invitation to Black-identifying audiences to come and experience performances with their community,” the National Arts Center’s website states, adding “The evenings will provide a dedicated space for Black theatergoers to witness a show that reflects the vivid kaleidoscope that is the Black experience.”
Further productions at the theatre are scheduled to operate a black-only admission policy throughout the 2023-24 season.
Segregation is back! pic.twitter.com/b5eHIR0AYS— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 30, 2023
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UPDATE: The @CanadasNAC has tightened up the admission requirements for its upcoming race-segregated performance. It's no longer "black-identifying." It's now "black," full stop. So don't even think about going if you're, say, Indigenous, Asian, white, etc. https://t.co/eSIKQrZHdf pic.twitter.com/i2fp1CJSmr— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) January 24, 2023
The theatre claims that the events will “allow for conversation and participation to be felt throughout the theatre,” and will give audiences the opportunity to “experience the energy of the NAC with a shared sense of belonging and passion.”
Apparently not if you’re White, Asian, or anything other than black though.
Ironically, on the NAC website there is a notification stating “We would like to recognize the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, on whose traditional unceded territory the National Arts Centre is located. We gratefully acknowledge them as the past, present and future stewards of this land.“
Presumably, they are also precluded from black-only events.
Responding to the criticism, Annabelle Cloutier, executive director of strategy and communications for the NAC claimed “There are no racially segregated shows at the NAC.”
Sure seems like there are.
“There will be no checkpoints for Black Out night ticket holders and no questions will be asked about anyone’s identity, race or gender,” Cloutier confusingly added.
The idea’s to get back at what’s left of the collective identity which never did anything but help Blacks. There’s also tons of one way stuff (like The Black Lawyer’s Assn of Canada) which apparently exist in a state of racist bliss. Canada is immersed in neo-tribalism–a state of dis-integration.