NETFLIX PRESENTS DEAR WHITE PEOPLE [TRAILER] Monday 17 April, 2017
TRIGGER WARNING: “The following programming is meant for both black and white audiences…and every other color imaginable.”
Please don’t get offended, as I had to do a disclaimer as I actually got it from the trailer of the upcoming show DearWhite People. I know the title is pretty direct and to the point. Its a very controversial title for the new show that is adapted adapted from the 2014 film of the same name. I did see the movie a few years ago, and it brought of topics of subliminal segregation at an Ivy League college. Topics we think should not even come up anymore during that time, because we were living in the Obama era. It proves no matter what color our nation president was, or what year it is, subliminal prejudices may or may not still exist.
The movie was not to bash white people, if that what you think or may have heard through the rumor mill. The movie was based on the struggles that an educated black person might face going to a PWI (Predominantly White Institution) and not fitting into the culture. It might sound like an uncomfortable topic, but I challenge you to watch the movie and see what the message is truly about. It is not a movie on a race war, quiet the opposite. Netflix has taken the film and made it into a Netflix series, and I hope it continues on the message of how to blend the racial cultures together under one school.
The 10-episode series will premiere on April 28th starring Logan Browning (Hit The Floor), Antoinette Robertson(The Haves and the Have Nots), Brandon P. Bell (DearWhite People original film), Deron Horton (Burning Sands), John Patrick Amedori (Almost Famous), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People original film) and Marque Richardson (Dear White People original film).
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series — which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, Dear White People utilizes biting irony, self-deprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter.