‘Dear White People, You Can Laugh At The Black Jokes’ – Logan Browning

Netflix released a featurette Welcome to Dear White People: 101 where the cast and crew of ‘Dear White People’ explain the new series based on Justin Simien’s film about the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. The series drops this Friday (April 28).

The featurette is quite funny and entertaining, watch below.

When the first trailer dropped back February, Tim Treadstone who is famous for being an ass-hat started the reverse racism outrage on Twitter and people were canceling their Netflix accounts and posting the photos on Twitter.

Immediately after the Twitter rage started, Simien posted a note on Facebook.

“When the first trailer for the film dropped, I’ll admit the deluge of claims that I was a reverse racist and a ‘piece of shit monkey that should shut up and go back to Africa’ really hurt. But now, I feel strangely encouraged. To see the sheer threat that people feel over a date announcement video featuring a woman of color (politely) asking not to be mocked makes it so clear why I made this show,” Simien wrote.

Three months later ‘Dear White People’ hits Netflix on April 28, you should watch it, and support creators asking thought provoking questions.

About ‘Dear White People’
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.

‘Dear White People’ stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson and Marque Richardson.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.