Desiree Cooper on 'The Help'

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The film adaptation of “The Help” has been out since last week, and reviews are mixed. Some say the film depicts the lives of African-American domestic workers with too much levity. Discussions abound about the movie's treatment of the sensitive relationship between white women and black domestic servants — many of them negative.

We’ll discuss the film with Desiree Cooper, a Detroit-based journalist who has family members that were once domestic workers. She believes the movie, though not perfect, could be a vehicle to help talk about the deeper issues.

Here's the trailer for "The Help":