‘Not a Welcoming Name’: Calls to Drop ‘Plantation’ Gain Steam Nationwide

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Yahoo News– “When Dharyl Auguste was 3 years old, he and his parents packed all of their belongings and left their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to immigrate to the United States.”

“The family settled initially in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before moving to nearby Sunrise. When it was time for Auguste to attend middle school, he and his parents relocated again, this time to Plantation, Florida. Auguste welcomed the move, he said, because it was easier for him to see his friends and access public transportation.”

But something was not right in Plantation.

“It often came up as a topic between me and friends, and we all had the same feeling that it’s not a welcoming name,” Auguste, 27, said.

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