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The director of the Oscar-winning 'The Help' comments on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It's so obvious'

The #OscarsSoWhite movement hit Hollywood after a lack of diversity among the major categories at the Academy Awards the last two years. And director Tate Taylor is an interesting footnote to that history. A white director who in 2011 made “The Help” — the Oscar-winning adaptation of a novel about the hardships of a group of African-American maids during the civil rights movement — he said he dealt with the ridicule of being “a white guy” telling “black stories” (he followed “The Help” with the James Brown biopic “Get on Up” in 2014).
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