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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_the_plank

Walking the plank was a method of execution practiced on special occasion by pirates, ... should, as the captain and others said, have made the slaves walk the plank, that is, throw themselves overboard, or have eaten those slaves that died.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_ship

Slave ships were large cargo ships specially converted for the purpose of transporting slaves. ... Often the ships, also known as Guineamen, transported hundreds of slaves, who were chained tightly to plank beds. For example, the slave ship ...

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/is-planking-connected-to-the-slave-trade/2011/07/08/gIQAz1aj3H_blog.html

Jul 8, 2011 ... This post has been updated with quotes from Sam Weckert. “Is planking racist?” This is the question poised about the popular fad after rapper ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012763/Its-insult-African-Americans-Planking-accused-racist.html

Jul 8, 2011 ... 'Although "planking" wasn't the official terminology used by slave masters it is still seen as an insult to some African Americans,' she added.

knowyourmeme.com/memes/planking

May 25, 2011 ... Planking, often referred to as the “planking craze”, refers to the act of lying ... # Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave ...

www.tmz.com/2011/07/08/rapper-xzibit-planking-racist-racism-slavery-twitter-bieber-chris-brown-rosario-dawson-internet-crazy-prank

Jul 8, 2011 ... Xzibit took to his Twitter recently, claiming, "Planking is THE dumbest sh*t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the ...

thegrio.com/2011/06/29/is-planking-harmless-fun-or-fundamentally-offensive

Jun 29, 2011 ... There were multitudes of mentions and even people who said the word “planking ” was derived from a slavery era term. It allegedly described ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Planking+and+Slavery&v=RN55Ha6C0x8
Jul 5, 2011 ... The silly game of Planking DID NOT start as a way to make fun of slaves! It started in Australia called "The Lying Down Game". Take a funny pic ...

www.afro.com/worldwide-planking-craze-reminds-some-of-slavery

Jul 1, 2011 ... A fad entitled “Planking” has recently emerged that calls for participants to find the most difficult place in which to lie face down with palms to the ...