This letter to Dear Abby caught my attention today;
DEAR ABBY: I have had the same group of friends for 20 years. They are an affluent group — doctors, lawyers, etc. — and very social. My best friend got wind of the fact that I had gone out with an African-American man. She confronted me, told me we could no longer be friends and then kicked me out of her house. If I call her, she hangs up on me.
We had a loving, longtime friendship. It has been five months now and no one has called. I am sad and shocked. I always thought of her as my best friend, and my other friends who were also dear to me are shunning me as well. What should I do? — OUTCAST IN THE SOUTH
I’m rooting for “The Help” to win the Oscar for best picture.
I know, I know. That’s a little like rooting for the Swedes to give Barack the Nobel.