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Jill Scott Questions Plantations Being Turned Into Resorts

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Jill Scott Questions Plantations Being Turned Into Resorts

A lot of people have started conversations about glorifying relics of slavery and the Civil War recently.

Jill Scott has chimed in on the trend of turning former slave plantations into chic getaway spots. She spoke about her experience of touring a plantation in an Instagram video. Scott visited one while she was on location.

Scott said, “They make these places into bed-and-breakfasts — that people come from around the world to stay in. They offered me the slave quarters. Oh, it’s remodeled. It’s beautiful. I bet you won’t be going to no bed-and-breakfast at Auschwitz. Chew on that.”
One person commented, “This why I wanna buy one so they don’t have the power to erase what has happened in these places.”

Have you ever toured a plantation? What emotions came up while you were there?

Do you think that some of these resorts will continue to operate in the current climate?


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