HolyCoast: "The Help" Is An Interesting Contract In the Racism of the Early 60's and Today

Monday, September 12, 2011

"The Help" Is An Interesting Contract In the Racism of the Early 60's and Today

I went to see the movie "The Help" yesterday and enjoyed it. It's well done, well cast, and carries a good message. Seeing the racism that was an everyday part of life in the South as late as the early 60's is kind of jarring, especially for those who didn't live it. Personally, it's hard for me to believe that was still going on during my early years, but I know it was.

What kind of jumped out at me as the movie progressed is how disingenuous people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are when the claim that America is still a racist country. Both of those guys, along with most members of the Black Congressional Congress, lived that racism of the 50's and 60's first hand. And yet to hear them speak today, you'd think nothing had changed since 1963.

If nothing else, it's worth watching the movie to see what racism really looked like and how far we've come in the past 40 years. When you walk out you'll never listen to anything Jackson, Sharpton, or the Black Congressional Caucus ever says again.

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