“Dear White People follows the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.” Now on Netflicks. Issues related race, ethnicity and social class are simmering beneath the surface, seemingly ready to boil over. It’s important to see how a new generation of people of color strategize on how to handle the old legacy of prejudice and racism in a new environment. Below are a few reviews from around the web. If anyone is watching or plans to watch please let us know your impressions in the comment section.
Whenever one person is anointed to speak for an entire minority group, that individual is shouldering an impossible load. Not heavy, not difficult, impossible. Yet people of color have that burden placed upon them regularly, especially these days. Nativism has been restored to a starring role on the national stage. MELANIE MCFARLAND, THURSDAY, APR 27, 2017 Salon Read more
“Dear White People,” based on Justin Simien’s 2014 satirical sprint through the identity obstacle course of higher education, survives the transition from film intact and in some ways better. The Netflix comedy, whose 10-episode first season arrives on Friday, keeps the movie’s essence but recognizes that TV is not just the movies with smaller screens and longer run times.
“Twitter had a meltdown over the trailer, not only celebrating the show but pointing out how important its message is in the country’s current political and social climate.Twitter had a meltdown over the trailer, not only celebrating the show but pointing out how important its message is in the country’s current political and social climate.”
Dear White People