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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:35 PM

Wedding planning sites change policies on slave plantations

Source: Associated Press


Alexandra Olson, Ap Business Writer
Updated 5:12 pm CST, Thursday, December 5, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Four major websites used for wedding planning are revising their policies on content referencing former slave plantations, responding to an advocacy group's campaign urging the companies to stop promoting venues where black people were once brutalized.

Pinterest says it will now limit distribution of content promoting plantation venues. The Knot and Brides will no longer allow content glorifying the history of plantations. And Zola will stop listing plantation venues on its site altogether.

All four sites announced the changes this week after receiving letters from Color of Change, which describes itself as the country's largest online racial justice organization with 1.5 million members. The organization also sent a letter to Martha Stewart Weddings, which reached back to the group to start a conversation about the issue.

“Plantations are not just beautiful or charming places,” said Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, senior campaign director of Color of Change, which objected to such descriptions of plantations in its letters to the companies. “They are places that were intentionally created to force black people to work, torture them and sexual abuse them.”


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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:45 PM

1. I got married in a rural county's office. Could not imagine a slave plantation

as a wedding site. Heck, I refuse to go to Sone Mountain, near Atlanta, where ignorant white wingers held yearly Klan rallies since 1920s, and still do occasionally. But lots of decent folks like it. Of course, lots of deplorables like it for different reasons.

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Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. About damn time.

Stop glorifying evil.

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