The White Savior Trope has been a long-standing feature in stories about racism that are centered around a white protagonist. In 2020, as the Movement for Black Lives grew in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others, The Help experienced a resurgence in popularity, becoming one of the most-streamed movies on Netflix. This leaves the question, why do so many films centered on racism revolve around a white person?
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