A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world. Written by
Sofia derisively tells Coco that she knows to ask whether or not Coco's hair is "weaved" because she had to watch Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair (2009) for a class. When Dear White People was released on DVD, the first trailer that appeared in front of the movie was for Good Hair. See more »
The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake. See more »
We're not all homophobes, you know.
Yeah, I'm listening to Frank Ocean *right now*! I don't give a fuck!
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The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »
I'm Caucasian American and not at all racial toward someone for their skin color. I resent the generalization of this title. Just because I'm 'white' doesn't mean I'm racial. I was raised 'red, yellow, black or white; they are precious in his sight'. Truthfully, it makes me want to end my relationship with Netflix. I feel sick to my stomach that the line has been so blatantly drawn without even watching the series. Signed, Disappointed
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