Many people will have their views on wether or not they find this indie satire film, Dear White People and it’s title appropriate. I am glad that there is a continued dialogue and creative outlet to discuss racial identity. That I support fully! Being a woman of color is an experience that others will always find interesting. Those of us who are women of color share similar experiences that I am glad are portrayed in this film, from curiosity stemming from hairstyling to pigment in our skin. I myself was the first person of color to hold an editorial position for the university newspaper at an institution that had been around for 100 years prior to that. The encounters of the lead in this film remind me of so many of my own, all of which have helped to shape my racial identity.
Although this is only one interpretation of how African Americans deal with race relations on a predominantly White campus, it will spark poignant conversations that open up a wide range of thoughts and emotions with great insight. Some people will relate, others won’t. One thing I’m certain of, is that promoting healthy communication can only help further unify our country. Help get this Dear White People to the theaters. More information on how you can support this film can be found here.
You can find more info on Dear White People at the film’s website, dearwhitepeoplemovie.com.