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February 02, 2012 at 9:00 am by: seeta Category: Anti-Racism, White Privilege

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From Sikivu Hutchinson at Black Skeptics Blog:

The Help, the latest entry in the white woman pining-for-Mammy-atonement series, has garnered scores of accolades. Following in the venerable tradition of Hollywood favorites Gone With the Wind (best supporting actress for mammy prototype Hatty McDaniel), Ghost (best supporting actress for New Age-mammy Whoopi Goldberg), and Precious (best supporting actress for pathological welfare queen mammy Monique), it is poised to snag Academy Awards for its two black maid playing leads. In one emotionally charged scene, faithful god-fearing servant Aibileen (Viola Davis) describes evil white woman antagonist Hilly (Bryce Dallas Howard) as a “godless woman.” Do tell.

Sikivu Hutchinson’s piece is a must read.

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