I had my opinion on the matter... I still have that same opinion. What's yours?

ZAKAR's feelings on black Rhodes Scholars in another thread got me thinking about something that happened a few years ago, & I wanted to see what other people here think.

Back in 2002 or 2003, A friend of my girlfriend-at-the-time lived and worked in Atlanta, for some financial services corporation. Their annual Christmas party was coming up, and it was being held at some lavish, ritzy place. The place was called "[Something] Plantations." Something like, "Bartleson Plantations." It was so named because during the age of enslavement, it actually WAS a big plantation.

Some outfit bought the land, set up a country club, or a banquet hall or whatever it was, and actually named it after the fact that it used to be a plantation.

This girl, the friend of my girlfriend, said that she was planning to go, but that other black people at the company were raising objections to holding the party there and were planning not to go, in protest.
This survey was originally posted to a topic here.
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