| Quote #7
"But what would they do? Hitch us to a pickup and drag us behind? Shoot me in my yard? Or just starve us to death?" (14.167)
After civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated minutes from Minny's house, Minny's only worries more about what will happen if their storytelling project is discovered.
| Quote #8
"It makes me sick to hear about that kind of brutality." Daddy sets his fork down silently. […] "I'm ashamed sometimes, Senator, ashamed of what goes on in Mississippi." (20.79)
Skeeter, apparently, has never heard her father voice his political opinions before, and is proud of what she hears.
| Quote #9
I wait for her to catch the irony of this, that she'll send money to colored people overseas, but not across town. (22.58)
Hilly doesn't catch the irony. She collects money for The Poor Starving Children of Africa as proof she isn't a racist. In all, she seems to do more harm than good, even in her so-called charity work.