Hi, I’m a former historic guide who has heard plantation tourists say some pretty racist things about slavery. AMA
Up until last month, I worked at a historic site where my primary job was to tell visitors about slavery and African-American life. Sometimes visitors were resistant to learning about slave history, or said some fairly racist/problematic things to me in reply.
For about a year I tweeted about these experiences here: twitter.com/afamhistfail (click for proof) https://twitter.com/afamhistfail/status/616388107848548352 (click for proof)
I’ve also written these articles on the subject:
Apologies for any ignorance-related messups that may occur—I’m not super familiar with Reddit.
Anyway, what are you curious about?
Edit-- Thanks everyone for your thoughtful questions/comments! Gonna close this down now due to wrist cramping. Feel free to email [email protected] if you want to follow up.
Apologies to those I wasn't able to answer, too.