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Dear White People 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2017– )
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At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

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Justin Simien
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Logan Browning ...  Samantha White 21 episodes, 2017-2018
Brandon P Bell ...  Troy Fairbanks 21 episodes, 2017-2018
DeRon Horton ...  Lionel Higgins 21 episodes, 2017-2018
Antoinette Robertson ...  Colandrea 'Coco' Conners 21 episodes, 2017-2018
John Patrick Amedori ...  Gabe Mitchell 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Ashley Blaine Featherson ...  Joelle Brooks 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Narrator 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Marque Richardson ...  Reggie Green 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Nia Jervier ...  Kelsey Phillips / ... 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Jemar Michael ...  Al 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Wyatt Nash ...  Kurt Fletcher 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Jeremy Tardy ...  Rashid Bakr 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Darrion Scoggins Darrion Scoggins ...  BSU Student 9 episodes, 2018
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At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

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Bet you think this show is about you.

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Comedy | Drama

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28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Although 1st season structurally develops the same story of the original movie, in the series adaptation there are some considerable changes on the dramatic arc of characters Coco Conners, Troy Fairbanks and Dean Fairbanks (Troy's father). In the series Coco is well aware about the social issues in the campus and accepts her race and color, often choosing sides that better fits her personal interests, but in the movie she not only self neglect her race and color, acting as a "white chick" like her pals use to say, but also avoids relationships with others of the same color. In the movie Troy always make decisions that benefits the interest of white students because his father believes that this is the easiest way for a black man succeds in the white politics world. Although Troy's father is demanding and his influence over Troy is suffocating in both movie and TV series, in the series Mr. Fairbanks raises a totally opposite speach, now demanding his son to pursue a political career because black people needs representatives. See more »

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Dear Ignorant Reviewers
15 May 2017 | by bambamboomSee all my reviews

Most of the people posting 1 stars didn't even watch the show or only a few minutes into it. It's nothing like what they are saying. I'm as white as they come and from the Deep South, but I'm not such a tender little snowflake that I start crying every time racial issues are discussed because I'm afraid my feelings might get hurt if I hear anyone talking about white privilege. It's hilarious that those criticizing are just like some of the characters dealt with in the show.

The show actually displays many points of view and does a good job at portraying the complexities of college life and how students deal with being away from their comfort zones for the first time and confronted with the myriad of issues and perspectives that others may have. I have feeling that most of negative reviewers have never had that experience and are still stuck in the script they were born into. And if they had been exposed to thinking which challenged their assumptions, then they failed miserably at learning anything.

In any case, it's for anyone who has used their brain to venture beyond the dogma they grew up with to find something to relate to in show. But people who let talk radio and cable pundits do their thinking for them are most likely not going to get it and probably shout and scream that it's "anti-white". Oh well, their loss.

For one thing, it's a comedy and a satire. It's portraying how people think and act in a certain time and place. It's not asking you to agree with them, nor does it push any political ideology on anyone. It's called fiction. And it's quite clever and a show I'd recommend to any with at least some semblance of an open-mind. It really draws you in after the first two or three episodes and leaves you wanting more to see more of the well- developed characters.

Beyond that, it humanizes the "other" no matter who you are. And that's something we could really use more of in these times of knee-jerk ignorance. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.


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