Arts Blanc Bumbershoot
From this image, which is on the website for Bumbershoot, I draw this question: Why do blacks not attend the festival?
There are lots of black acts and yet very few blacks in the audience. Are the black acts not black enough? Are the programmers clueless about black tastes in the arts and focus only on what they know, white tastes? Or is the festival too expensive? If one argues that because the number of blacks in the city is low, they are effectively drowned out by the sea of whites at the festival, I would argue that at the Seafair’s Torchlight Parade, which happens in July, the sea of white people doesn’t drown out the sea of black people. Blacks go to the parade but not the festival. Bumbershoot is essentially a white celebration.