When Attorney Wynton Yates hit record on his phone, he was about to let the world in on something white people have been hiding in plain sight for decades.
An Airbnb host in Mississippi was renting out slave cabins! The host marketed the unit as a luxury space. There were clawfoot tubs, Netflix, and a full breakfast.
Travelers who reviewed their stay mentioned loving the "rustic" and "elegant" feel of the cabins. The owner boldly advertised the unit as a location where enslaved people lived in the 1830s before being used as a cabin for sharecroppers and, eventually, a medical office.
No matter its former use, there’s an infuriating truth behind it all.
They've been doing this foolishness for decades. Plantation weddings have been growing in popularity for years.
Whites who host the "happiest day of their lives" or enjoy a luxury bed and breakfast at the sites where our people were tortured, lynched, and enslaved for centuries, would NEVER be okay with throwing a party at a Nazi Germany concentration camp.
White people should not STILL be profiting off our people and history. They’ve taken enough from us. And like Yates, we won't let them continue!