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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Antoinette Robertson ...  Colandrea 'Coco' Conners 40 episodes, 2017-2021
Logan Browning ...  Samantha White 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Brandon P Bell ...  Troy Fairbanks 30 episodes, 2017-2019
DeRon Horton ...  Lionel Higgins 30 episodes, 2017-2019
John Patrick Amedori ...  Gabe Mitchell 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Ashley Blaine Featherson ...  Joelle Brooks 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Marque Richardson ...  Reggie Green 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Narrator 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Nia Jervier ...  Kelsey / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jemar Michael Jemar Michael ...  Al 17 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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Grow By Any Means Necessary. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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During S02E01, Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) says to Sam (Logan Browning) that Lionel (DeRon Horton) is "strong, smart, affectionate". Then both sing a small piece of a song. The song is "Someone To Call My Lover", by Janet Jackson. See more »

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Schizophrenic
4 May 2017 | by florisklaver76See all my reviews

This show really has two sides for me, when only reviewing this as a comedy/drama show it is actually quite good, even hilarious at times. The individual stories of the characters are interesting and realistic.

However, the title makes me assume that they want to send a message about racism and white privilege, and the story line surely tries to make us see how people of color are still being treated differently. However, it fails miserably in sending a genuine message that would make people think about this matter in a way that they would want to change their behavior towards people of color.

Instead it confirms stereotypes and has a very judgmental take towards white people in general, when this generalization is the very problem that people of color are facing the other way around. So in my opinion this show is doing the opposite of what it is intending to do. Because of this at times it even comes across as pretentious and hypocritical.

In the end, it is still a very enjoyable show to watch. I watched the entire first season in one go but it leaves me with mixed feelings. On one hand a good comedy/drama show and on the other hand a show that completely misses an opportunity to address one of the major cultural issues we face in these modern times in a way that could actually help us move forward.


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28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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