Before I start, I just want to apologize for all my late-night posts. College kind of messed up my schedule. I hope you don’t mind too much and still read my blog!
“A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person.”
Definitely The Help. This book was stunning. It showcased the typical life of a black maid in the South–the heart of racism in America. It wasn’t about blacks overpowering whites, it was about equality and understanding, civility. The book not only shows how black maids are treated and how they live, but also white perspectives of them. Conversely, it expresses views the black community held of white people based on growing up in a racist environment. This book really helps to gain a new perspective, even if you are already against racism.
I feel like people expect me to answer with these “high-brow” (OH MY GOD, I referenced something from ENG194. I thought that was over for me! Dx haha) literature. I felt silly answering with a recent fiction piece instead of a revolutionary classic about racism, but…oh well.