Asked by jessgoesnuclear
Simply Put? The Help personifies the fantasies of a color-blind racist white woman living in what is supposedly now a “post-racial” America. Those who wish to buy into such delusions as a means of absolving guilt and/or responsibility for white supremacist racism lap this shit up.
Sorry for not providing a more substantive response, but I’m tired of giving Stockett and her racist fuckery any more undeserved energy. There’s been a toonnnnnnn of writings in recent months that articulate the innumerable ways both the book and film are problematic (at best) and destructive.
Here are some links:
→ A Critical Review of the novel The Help [Website entirely dedicated to critically deconstructing The Help]
→ Kathryn Stockett Is Not My Sister and I Am Not Her Help [Racism Review]
→ Nostalgic for a Racist Past [Change Comes Slow]
→ An Open Letter to Fans of The Help [Association of Black Women Historians]
→ I is kind, I is smart, I is impo’tant [theafrosistuh]