‘Dear White People’ is a comedy first, but the Sundance debutant is packed modern observations and contemporary experiences of racism tension. This isn’t a hard hitting drama about the civil rights movement or America’s deep south during slavery. The characters are Ivy League, educated and bored of accepted racism.
The 'Dear White People' cast
Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) and Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights) are four college students at a fictional campus. And while the school may be made up, the attitudes of its white population aren’t: a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. These things actually happen.
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