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If I may ask, what are your issues with The Help? I have not seen it yet (if at all), but I am intensely curious.

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]

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