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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.

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is an associate editor at AlterNet and a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. Formerly the executive editor of The FADER, her work has appeared in VIBE, SPIN, New York Times and various other magazines and websites.

 
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