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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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Series cast summary:
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
Antoinette Robertson ...  Colandrea 'Coco' Conners 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 ...  Al 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Wyatt Nash ...  Kurt Fletcher 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Courtney Sauls ...  Brooke 14 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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Comedy | Drama

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28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dear White People See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Tessa Thompson comes out in episode 2.3 as rikki Carter. In the 2014 movie which the show is based on, tessa is the main actress playing Sam white. 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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