On her new show, The Nation‘s Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists discuss the drawbacks and merits of The Help, which won an Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday. Their debate turns out to be about much more than just a Hollywood movie, though, as it delves into how the movie exposes darker and more stubborn elements of American civil rights, society and culture.

Check out more from Harris-Perry’s new weekend morning show here.

—Elizabeth Whitman