“It ‘Helps’ to be White”

Recently published by The Root’s  Media & Culture Editor, Natalie Hopinkson.   She will be joining Woolly for our Mammoth Forum “The Power of LAnguage to Race” on April 4th after our 2p show.

It Helps to Be White

It takes a special kind of talent to take a civil rights novel about black maids to Hollywood. But do you also have to be Caucasian? 

In one scene in the best-selling novel The Help, a spirited black woman has second thoughts about sharing the gory details of her life as a Mississippi domestic with a white writer who is part of the town’s bridge-and-tennis-playing aristocracy.

For the entire article, follow this link: http://www.theroot.com/views/it-helps-be-white

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