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Aibileen, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a maid who has raised 17 children among the white families whom she works for in 1960′s Jackson, Mississippi. Aibileen loses her son to racial strife, she raises children who will likely grow up to be just as racist as the people she works for, and she abides the degradation of segregation every day of her life. 247 more words


The Help Unchained in Thug Kitchen

Actual quotes from posts that are on the Thug Kitchen site. Some quotes were also repeated on Facebook and Twitter. No, I’m not making this up.  151 more words


Racism for Dummies: From Amos 'n Andy to Thug Kitchen

I’ll try to limit this to ten items, but I’d like to discuss the S word (no, it’s not slavery). The word for today is SEGREGATION and much of what you see happening regarding race, like a cut that continues to bleed in America, comes from that time period. 4,479 more words