5 Reasons Why HBCU Students Should Definitely Be Watching ‘Dear White People’

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:

2. The Black Hair Moments

Hair is extremely valuable to the black woman. Besides, the wonderful display of natural hair worn by several Dear White People characters, another highlight is the moment character CoCo Conners (Antoinette Robertson) decides to ditch her wig. Not only does CoCo value a straighter patterned hair, she values anything that doesn’t relate to the African American experience. As the series unfolds, CoCo’s twisted world view is unmasked and slowly cleaned once she receives a dose of reality. It is Troy who helps CoCo to embrace her own hair texture, but you’ll have to watch to see how a black man pushed a black woman towards her own excellence.