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Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Created: 10/16/10

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Posted Mar. 10, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Helen M

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Hard to expound on this one...................Yes!


Posted Mar. 19, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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judyk

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Absolutely!


Posted Mar. 23, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorisk

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes, when you think of all the negative experiences she had how could she trust white people.


Posted Mar. 23, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
guntak

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

In those days, in the fifties, Minnie had every reason to distrust white people. At that time in history black people were looked upon, by those who employed them, in most cases, as second class or worse. The heavy lifters in a household, doing housekeeping chores, cooking. The tedious work. So many black women were a sole support of their family by being a servant in an all white house. If the white employer was not pleased firing the servant was instant with no recourse.


Posted Apr. 13, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
Laura

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Absolutely. I can't imagine anyone in that had been through the same experiences that wouldn't have been. She wouldn't have survived if she hadn't been. Even the whites that would personally do her no harm would not have come to her aid either in most situations if it involved her against a white person for fear of being seen as a negro sympothizer or worse.


Posted Apr. 14, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
roanh

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes. Although some help in Mississippi were treated well and accepted as "family members," they were definitely lower class members and patronized,


Posted Apr. 16, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
dorothyt

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes.


Posted Apr. 17, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
susanr

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Absolutely - even tho the family felt like they treated her as part of the family - she was definitely thought of as a second class citizen.


Posted Apr. 17, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
susanr

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Absolutely - even tho the family felt like they treated her as part of the family - she was definitely thought of as a second class citizen.


Posted Apr. 22, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
vivianz

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes, for all the reasons stated above. She definitely did not have an easy life.


Posted May. 19, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
princessa

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes, in a way, just because it is taken in context with her level of education and her experiences, she acted accordingly in her distrust of white people. Minny's experience with Hilly was even more damaging since she was wrongly accused and then bad-mouthed to other white families.


Posted Jun. 13, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
anneb

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

She is certainly jaded, having worked for people who kept that proper line between them and her. She has such a strong personality, I personally would have loved her have her work for me, I can just taste those pork chops... Once she finds Celia, I think she's confused about the way she is treated- like an equal. It's the first time she has had the upper hand in the dynamic relationship which I think also helps her grow as a strong figure. Her "mothering" is played out well and she and Celia are a match.


Posted Jun. 14, 2011 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
rgoldberg1@cox.net

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RE: Do you believe that Minny was justified in her distrust of white people?

Yes, she was totally justified.


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