A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.Written by
Sofia derisively tells Coco that she knows to ask whether or not Coco's hair is "weaved" because she had to watch Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair (2009) for a class. When Dear White People was released on DVD, the first trailer that appeared in front of the movie was for Good Hair. See more »
When Sam is in the dining hall and chastises Kurt for eating in their dining hall - just before she stands up; she closes her Macbook twice. See more »
Your show is racist.
Black people can't be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can't be racist since we don't stand to benefit from such a system.
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The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »
I think every generation has a film that touches on race and the inequalities of color. Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing comes to mind as do other countless films. In Dear White People (a take off on a character's name that is White) it explores the state of college campus today. Where the halls are segregated and the division is along social economic lines and on the fringes of race. There is the commentary that Obama is half white, so that makes him half right, touches on the degrees of it means to be black today. Not all a series manner, but sometimes you do become the change you want to bring, but often it is much harder to live the talk than to talk the talk. I saw this movie as part of the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival.
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