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  •  Sstockett lost me in the book by giving all the (7+ / 0-)

    maids dialects and the whites none.  In the South?  It seemed to "normalize" and center whiteness.  Another feel good for white folks since the white girl saves the day. They can identify themselves as innocent of racism.  

    •  Good point (1+ / 0-)
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      Hadn't considered that point.  The author of this diary makes a great point about the same thing going on today that I hadn't considered either.  I liked that in the book Skeeter shares the profits of the book with the "Help" and I wondered if Sockett has done the same thing.  Shared with her former maids family or set aside a large portion for scholarships or something like that.

      •  i doubt that she has shared the profits (1+ / 0-)
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        given that one of the maids (a woman named Ablene who works for Stockett's sister) has sued Stockett, although the case was dismissed recently.  but, suing for part of the proceeds would not have been necessary if that had been arranged all along.

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