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CarrolltonTiger
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What do you propose then ?


What is wrong with Negroes? Not an ambiguous term, historically accurate and should have no pejorative value?






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TN Bhoy
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Member since Apr 2010
38938 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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I mean, you can visit Dachau as a tourist and learn alot about history.


Did you seriously just compare plantations to the Holocaust?


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TigerRad



frick, it's a troll.






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PrimeTime Money
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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The way you describe it, I'm not sure why the slaves didn't have to fight each other to decide who got a "seat" on those wonderful slave ships! Surely they didn't have to be bought, but instead paid the slave owners to pick them!

This video seems relevant. It's funny:

Key and Peele: Auction block






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FT
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Life is always better than death, and you can always hold hope that one day you'll be free.



Almost no freedom would ever come about with this line of thinking.






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onmymedicalgrind
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Dec 2012
3416 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


Im not against "Melanin Competent" as opposed to AA. Plus, it makes you melanin deprived whities seem as if y'all are missing something





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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
21568 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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Are you arguing that blacks are naturally afraid of whites?


Naturally? No

I'm asking why would they show fear when there is no logical reason to. 50 years ago there was reason. Today there isn't...yet I see the characteristics among young black people being the same of Jim Crow era black people.

It simply just baffles my mind is all. And it is obviously regional, as the black people I've met elsewhere are not like this.






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805tiger
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Member since Oct 2011
2206 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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Im not against "Melanin Competent" as opposed to AA. Plus, it makes you melanin deprived whities seem as if y'all are missing something








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onmymedicalgrind
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Atlanta
Member since Dec 2012
3416 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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You missed the point that in the eyes of the slave at the time, he was probably living better than before in most cases, and also in a strange, unknown rural land. Where, in that case, would you realistically go?

Delta, even though I disagree with you often, you are a solid poster. But you are way off on this point.

How can you speak for the slaves ("in his eyes") while simultaneously taking such an ethnocentric view? How can he "probably be living better than before" in a "strange, unknown rural land" where he is a captive? I'm sure all the slaves had strong yearnings of returning home, don't you?






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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


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Im not against "Melanin Competent" as opposed to AA. Plus, it makes you melanin deprived whities seem as if y'all are missing something








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onmymedicalgrind
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Dec 2012
3416 posts

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Almost no freedom would ever come about with this line of thinking.

What was the saying? Give me football on Thursdays and Mondays or give me death! Something like that...






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deltaland
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Member since Mar 2011
21568 posts

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What is wrong with Negroes? Not an ambiguous term, historically accurate and should have no pejorative value?



Just made me think, what ever happened to the term "Colored"? Was that actually seen as offensive?






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USMCTiger03
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Member since Sep 2007
61531 posts

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the horrific crimes against humanity that were committed there

How do you know those were committed there?






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TigerRad
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Member since Jan 2007
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Did you seriously just compare plantations to the Holocaust?


certainly not

I used Gettysburg and Dachau as examples of places where terrible things are known to have happened, that are now tourist attractions. They are solemn memorials, respectful to history and the people that suffered there.

I am suggesting that plantations in the south should be that way, instead of just celebrations of fine imported silks and architecture.

If I ever buy one, that is how I would run it. A lesson in real history (including the grandeur and the horror).

The people who own them can do what they want of course.

Just saying it seems awkward to stand on a tour all about what kind of fabric and wood there is in the house, while right outside the window a race of people were enslaved.







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TigerRad
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Columbia, SC
Member since Jan 2007
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How do you know those were committed there?



seems like a pretty safe assumption

there are many first hand accounts of unthinkable violence and abuse of slaves. Slim chance none of that EVER went on at a given plantation.

Even without it, the total deprivation of liberty of a whole group of people is pretty horrific.






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deltaland
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Give me football on Thursdays



I'd rather die.






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onmymedicalgrind
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Atlanta
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I'd rather die.

How dare you! We have nothing left to discuss. Good day, sir.






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deltaland
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Mar 2011
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re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


Thursday college football games suck


Saturday for college.

Sunday and Monday for NFL.






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Champagne
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Oct 2007
10648 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


Chicks love Nottaway and fantasize about having a big wedding there.

Doesn't matter how many slaves were abused there.






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USMCTiger03
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
61531 posts

re: Plantations as tourist attractions?


Oddly, the guy who bought Destrehan Plantation from your GGGGranpa's estate (Pierre Rost) was a LASC justice on the same court as PrimeTimeMoney's racist-ass GGGranpa.

Only in Louisiana.






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Wild Thang
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Does anyone feel a little weird about visiting Nottaway and all the other plantations around? The presentations at these places tend to celebrate the lifestyle and grandeur of the people who lived there while mostly ignoring the horrific crimes against humanity that were committed there.








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