Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day in your life. So what if your happiness depends on the historical persecution of black people? GOOD addresses the strange trend of “plantation weddings”:

Say what you will about the legacy of slavery, at least it produced some fabulous venues. Like this one, an immaculate Louisiana estate that once enslaved 500 humans. The venue’s website is littered with details you can’t make up: The plantation is still equipped with the quaint antique bells the children of the house rang to summon their slave servants. It still equates enslaved human beings with “the family’s most prized furniture and china.” It still calls itself the “White Castle.” And it still attributes its impressive grounds to its original slaveholding owner and the ”business savvy that fostered his tremendous wealth,” as opposed to, say, human bondage.

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day in your life. So what if your happiness depends on the historical persecution of black people? GOOD addresses the strange trend of “plantation weddings”:

Say what you will about the legacy of slavery, at least it produced some fabulous venues. Like this one, an immaculate Louisiana estate that once enslaved 500 humans. The venue’s website is littered with details you can’t make up: The plantation is still equipped with the quaint antique bells the children of the house rang to summon their slave servants. It still equates enslaved human beings with “the family’s most prized furniture and china.” It still calls itself the “White Castle.” And it still attributes its impressive grounds to its original slaveholding owner and the ”business savvy that fostered his tremendous wealth,” as opposed to, say, human bondage.

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  1. menneriello reblogged this from theoceanandthesky
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  3. besttumblr reblogged this from whofoundwhat and added:
    On one hand, I kinda feel that way about getting married in the Wren Chapel, frankly— hella fucked up history around W&M...
  4. slsterling reblogged this from good and added:
    an interesting post. The debate it has inspired is equally as interesting. Where do I stand
  5. truth-has-a-liberal-bias reblogged this from good
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  9. missivesfromghosts reblogged this from deducecanoe and added:
    ditto
  10. deducecanoe reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    FYI, I would read the crap outta that story. I would read that story so hard it wouldn’t know what read it.
  11. schadenfreudelicious reblogged this from katrosenfield and added:
    Paul ftw!
  12. abstractoctopus reblogged this from katrosenfield and added:
    Burning it down is so much more historically offensive as if to say, bad stuff happened so let’s get rid of it so we...
  13. hairtrending reblogged this from bluntlyblue and added:
    The history we do not learn and heed, is the history we are doomed to repeat. History learned through action is better,...
  14. bluntlyblue reblogged this from nashvilleneedsmoremetaphors and added:
    Re-reblogging, because … because I’m Southern, born and bred, and I do understand the repugnant truth of my culture’s...
  15. saltywater reblogged this from nashvilleneedsmoremetaphors and added:
    Amen, brother. Carry on.
  16. katrosenfield reblogged this from michelleomatic and added:
    CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP
  17. michelleomatic reblogged this from nashvilleneedsmoremetaphors and added:
    Thank you, Paul.
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