Racism And Sexism In The Help By Kathryn Stockett

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American author Kathryn Stockett, wrote a 2009 novel called, “The Help.” Kathryn Stockett wrote this story about maids who are African American who work in white people’s households in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. Stockett also grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and realized that every family that she knew had an African American maid working in their household doing all of the chores. Kathryn’s novel is inspired by her own personal life. I think Stockett was courageous for writing this inspiring story about little pieces of her life that she grew up with while living in Jackson, Mississippi. However, Stockett’s story allowed other people in America to become aware of how badly treated African American people were. In addition, I believe that our country is still divided into divisions, factions, and distinct segments. I think some of these segments would be lower class, middle class, and upper class. According to Boundless, “The lower class consists of those at the bottom of the socioeconomic hierarchy who have low …show more content…
This is a major cause of racism and sexism, which creates inequalities in the society. People in the higher class are believed to have a better life than people who belong to the lower class. Even though some people are classified in the higher social class does not mean that they are happier or have a better life than other people. People are born into their social class and will usually continue their social class for the rest of their generations. Some people’s parents grew up with nothing and work the rest of their life to make it better for their family. In addition, people who are born into the upper social class are born into that social class. However, their social class will be handed down to other generations, meaning that the parent’s children or grandchildren will already be born with a lot of money for their

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