'Dear White People' Nails What It's Like To Attend A Predominately White Institution

We can't stop talking about the Netflix adaptation of Dear White People. The 10-episode series gives us a lot to discuss, including the authentic adaptation of what it's like attending a Predominately White Institution. 

Lauren Porter May, 17, 2017
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[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] Now, you and I, we both went to predominantly white institutions. Yes. So we could, I could al least relate a lot to the show because it was much like my. My college experience. We didn't have an all black house or whatever. But we went to institutions where we where we were the minorities. Yeah. So, I could relate to the whole Instance of like having a protest in leading a movement where the black voices were heard and that we needed a place that was safer us there we kind of came together to talk about the issues that we were facing and campaigns were wasn't our ways that elevated emigration or anything like that like we definitely needed. We needed a space like AP House, which the students in the end of the season, we don't know if they're gonna be able to stay there. And that was hard, cuz we all need a place like that. In that environment, with those people, it was just so relatable and so like, I know these white kids. Yeah. Except for the blackface party. Top of the list of unacceptable costumes. Me [SOUND] wow [SOUND] because I swear to God I did not know [CROSSTALK] liked that [LAUGH] If I had Cuz of I did You're catching these hands and these are very hands And somebody would have to come and get me out of prison today [ MUSIC PLAYS IN BACKGROUND ] Today. Say no to black face parties. Don't do it. Just don't. For why? If the idea comes to your head, like black face party. Just think to yourself, that's stupid. We need to talk about the episode directed by Barry Jenkins. Cuz I cried during the episode, so basically in the episode that Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, directed of Dear White People. Reggie's character is at a party, and he and a fellow student, who happens to be white, are arguing. Someone calls the cops, the cops come, and pull a gun on Reggie. And it is the most intense moment of the season. Of the series really and it was really, it was really realistic. Yeah because you could see the as a black person watching the show, I wouldn't call the cops in this situation. Something like that. Absolutely not. But a white person would without realizing the consequences of like what can happen. Yeah. And then you see it. Mm-hm. And it's just like suddenly everyone's like, I'm sorry that happened. But it's like, how did you not know it was gonna happen? All of this could have been avoided. Like everyone's biggest fear, whether you're black or white, should be having a gun drawn on them. Them and yes w know that one group of people have the privilege where it's nine times out of ten, ten times out of ten that's not gonna happen. Yeah. And then you have another group of people who are without that privilege and literally because you reach into. Your pocket or have skittles or having a hoodie or playing music a gun is going to be drawn on you and it is going to be fired. Yeah, you could lose your life over the dumbest thing. The smallest, most insignificant thing. And so this episode was really poignant and it was really beautifully shot because you get to see all the emotions Not only from the black students on the campus but from the white ones as well. And they go through this sort of scenario and you see Sam and Gabe and their relationship, how it changes after that moment. Especially after we learn that Gabe, the white student, is the one who called the cops Damn, know-it-alls. Gabe, Gabe. Gabe. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]