The Help, the best-selling novel about the life of black maids in segregated Jackson, Miss., successfully transitioned into a box office smash. Viola Davis and Octavia Spenser are nominated for Oscars. Many fans are dismayed Oscar recognition goes to black women portraying domestics, a hated stereotype.
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