In an area where racial divisions are very stark, the relationships between the "haves" and the "have nots" are very illuminating. Leasse William is a cook at the Sigma Nu
fraternity house on the campus of the University of Mississippi. She makes ten dollars an hour
. For nine months of pay this equals out at about $15,000/year. This places her well within the over 20%
of the population in Mississippi that lives below the poverty line. This mini documentary by Ben Guest
about Leasse shines a light on the perspectives of the various actors involved in this drama of racial tensions and class disparity.
posted by anansi
on Sep 26, 2009 -