Saturday, August 13, 2011

Revisionist History: Whitewash

New Film 'The Help' Whitewashes the Civil Rights Struggle into a Heartstring-tugging Hallmark Card

The film completely trivializes the suffering and hard work that went into making civil rights a reality.
 
This week, disgusted by The Help’s revisionist history, scholar and pundit Melissa Harris Perry began livetweeting the film halfway through it. This one summed it up best: “I just timed it. Miss Skeeter's date got same amount of screen time as Medgar Evers assassination. #TheHelpMovie sigh.”

[LINK: Whitewash ]

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