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Senator Accuses Fair St. Louis of Segregation

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Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

Jamilah Nasheed. Photo: KMOX

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Mincing no words, State Senator Jamilah Nasheed is accusing Fair St. Louis of segregation.

“All of the black artists were put all the way to the back on a smaller stage,” she says.

She says Musiq Soulchild and En Vogue performed on smaller and remote stages even though the main stage wasn’t being used at the time of their performances.

“In 2014, we should not have segregation that blatant,” Nasheed says.

She wants answers to what she calls basic and obvious questions.

“What’s the logic behind that? Why’d you do that?” she says.

Nasheed has written a letter to the Executive Director of the Fair demanding those answers.

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