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Book Review - The Help - Kathryn Stockett

After seeing the 2011 adaptation of this novel, it became a favourite of mine. I’ve only watched the film twice, and the viewings were two years apart (according to TimeHop), but I would still recommend this film to anyone I could. 882 more words

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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

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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

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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

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After playing the ultimate Mammy, NOW Viola Davis complains

You know, I’m not sure what to think about Viola Davis’ new found loose tongue. Whereas Octavia Spencer acted (and still behaves) as if she can… 4,232 more words

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Summary:

 The year is 1962 and the place is Jackson, Mississippi. A time when racism was like a wildfire burning raging and consuming everything.  A time when coloured women cleaned, cooked, and looked after babies in white households; but were not trusted with the silverware. 1,158 more words

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

Ah, the selfie. The Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2013 has really made a name for itself. Its even found its way into psychological debate! 417 more words