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Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
I haven’t heard anyone call it racist.
Come to think of it, I haven’t heard anything about ‘Dear White People' at all outside of Tumblr, which is worse. Because that means it's being ignored.
Hmm… If that’s the case, I can’t wait to see it!
So, I went to YouTube to find a trailer to link you guys to and, Oh. My. God! There’s one entry titled, “Bigoted, Divisive, Black Supremacist, Movie Titled ‘Dear White People’”. I wish I was kidding. :\
"Black Supremacist"? Really? Why can’t stupid people just shut the fuck up? (sorry about the f bomb)
Dear White People,
"Black Empowerment" does not mean supremacy. No one is trying to take things away from you. No one is trying to say black folks are better than white folks. Though, with the stupid racist ranting going on over this film, you aren’t helping your argument any. - adignorantium
This goes to everybody. Though I suspect black folks already know this. When someone is telling their story, their experience, their truth, it takes nothing away from you. In fact, chances are, it has nothing to do with you personally.. Maybe, just maybe, if you listen closely you just might learn something.
Let’s support this film and encourage more like it.