Okay, so I don’t blame the hotel guy, who was probably a wonderful person and didn’t deserve my condescension. But when you’re not from the area, and you don’t see the slave cabins as the asterisk to the plantation experience, but the centre of it, his response was shocking. Those places are ground zero for the American holocaust, and the idea of planning a wedding there is horrifying to me, no matter how lovely the house and grounds are.
When you’re raised to see the anchoring crime at the bedrock of your history as a minor detail, a passing footnote, a blip in an otherwise lovely thing, you’re unconsciously part of the problem, I’m sorry to say.
I’m sure he didn’t mean anything. He just didn’t know.
Ty the Guy OUT!
New Orleans has given the world a number of lovely comic book heroes…
Monica Rambeau was a New Orleans resident before becoming the second most-named-Avenger-ever, Photon/ Pulsar/ Spectrum/ Captain Marvel. (MPD Super-hero Hank Pym tops the list with seven names.)
N’Awlins gets to claim the Ragin’ Cajun as well.
Is there anything more wonderful than the Atomic Knights in the French Quarter? You’ll notice there’s no signs in the background for strip clubs, jazz halls and palm readers, so I don’t know what part of the quarter they’re in…
I was born in New Orleans and grew up in Baton Rouge. I can confirm that a lot of (white) people think nothing of getting married at a plantation. A white friend of mine wanted to marry her black finance at an outdoor venue, and had a challenging time finding one that wasn’t a plantation. Some of the plantations offer tours, but unfortunately many of them seem a little too nostalgic for the antebellum South, and don’t give proper homage to the victims.
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That’s why I only get married at Indian casinos now.
I found a news article that reminded me of this comic.