Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Movie "The Help" and the Perpetuation of Racial Stigma

I took one look at the movie poster for The Help and I knew that it was not a movie I would view.

Hollywood has the tendency to make these period movies depicting blacks as subservient, yet noble figures who have no control over their circumstances. The Green Mile, Driving Miss Daisy, Mississippi Burning, etc all fit that description.

The controversial Tariq Elite viewed the film. Ordinarily, I do not agree with Tariq on most things, but he is spot on with his analysis of this film.

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