Have you ever wanted to express your feelings to a white person, who seems to misunderstand the idea of race in America? Well, Dear White People is your chance to see your thoughts unfold.
Originally released as a film in 2014, the new Netflix series Dear White People created by Justin Simien, chronicles the black experience at an Ivy League institution, while also focusing on the aftermath of a racially motivated Halloween party.
Throughout the series, Samantha White (Logan Browning) leads the school’s revolution against racial discrimination.
The series also uncovers the whispers of racially insensitive experiences, often discussed amongst African Americans. Even though Dear White People takes place on the campus of a predominately white institution, here are five reasons why HBCU students should watch the series:
1. The Evidence of Black Excellence
As college students, you’ve already defied the negative stereotype that African Americans are uneducated and lazy. The amount of black scholarly excellence exemplified throughout Dear White People is breathtaking. Each character has their own unique genius; for example, Troy Banks (Brandon Bell) a charismatic future politician and second generation Ivy League student is a prized token amongst the campus (a rare image of a black man who doesn’t play sports). There’s also Samantha White, leader of the campus revolution and an extremely vocal activist.