I am no film critic, but this movie certainly deserved to be discussed. The name alone gives you an idea of the dynamic that the movie has to offer. From its Spike Lee directing references and its comical play on racism the movie was absolutely brilliant.
The main character, Samantha White, is a bi-racial activist on a predominantly white college campus of the prestigious Winchester University, who is struggling with her own issues to fit in with the African-American community. She uses her love and talent for media arts to tell white people about their racism. The movie touched on many topics in the African-American cultural such as being gay, bi-racial, “dark skin”, and simply hiding who you are to be accepted. I found the movie to be exceptional because it touched on both sides of story showing it from the view of blacks and whites.
So often we are presented with movies from the past about the state of race in America and we learn nothing. We learn the same things that we were taught in middle school about Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and more. However, it is necessary for us to deal with the issues that young African-Americans face now. There is so much prejudice with in our own “race” that we have blinded our eyes to.
At the end the black students find themselves at a house party where their entire race is being mocked by the white students and it sends them in a major reality check and chaos.
I appreciate Dear White People for exposing these truths that face the African-American community of today. If you have not seen the movie yet I suggest that you do.
Please contact Rachel Simone for additional information.