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In Response to Re: The Help: A Dissenting Opinion by Grace2you
Thank you so much for your dissenting opinion. Being white and never having lived in the south, I thought the book was awesome. Now I know it was deeply flawed.
I hate to think I was caught up in the stereotypes of southern maids. But I admit Aibilene's description did remind me of older black women as portrayed in Gone with the Wind - kind, simple, all-loving grandmas. Not knowing otherwise, I went along with this picture. She is, however, depicted as intelligent - thinking after she was fired about writing a book of her own.