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Dear White People

'Dear White People' Writer Calls For More Diversity In Storytelling

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment

"Dear White People" writer-director Justin Simien won Best First Screenplay at Saturday's 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards, and used his acceptan...

'Dear White People' Director Opens Up On The Film's Most Difficult Scene

Vulture | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices

The blackface party scene was really tough to write. It's a multi-protagonist story, and there are so many ways to do that. One way is to sort of let ...

11 Unforgettable Black Entertainment Moments Of 2014

Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

There is no doubt that 2014 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good, like Lupita Nyong'o's first Oscar win, to t...

The Post-Ferguson World: Rules for White People

Todd Paglia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Todd Paglia

The racial division that is acutely visible in America today is an opening, an opportunity for partnership, and in this partnership my role is service. I will support the leaders at the forefront of one of the most important human rights flashpoints in our country's history.

Dear White People: Diversity at the University

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dear Justin Simien, thank you for your film Dear White People. Oh sure, it was a bit critical of race relations. But it was smart, funny and energetic. The movie could have been even more trenchant. But it didn't exactly tiptoe through the minefield either.

"Did Somebody Say 'Mulatto'?" Speaking Critically on Mixed Heritage

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
A. B. Wilkinson

As the number of people who identify as "mixed" increases, discussions around topics concerning people of mixed ancestry are also expanding and challenging our perceptions of race and racism. Critical mixed-race studies and films like Dear White People accomplish the goal of furthering dialogues around race that we can engage in with friends, family, and those in our communities.

Tyler James Williams: The Black Community Is 'Notoriously Homophobic'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Actor Tyler James Williams, who made a splash in this year’s breakout indie darling “Dear White People,” sat down with HuffPost Live on Tuesday ...

Dear White People Frames Race as Dichotomous, While Asian Americans Play Critical Role in Racial Progress

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sahra Vang Nguyen

When the film culminates in the racist incident of the campus blackface party, I watched in solidarity while reflecting on similar racist events where students threw "Asian-themed" parties and dressed up in Asian stereotypes. It was absolutely enraging; together, black and Asian-American communities could align on the side of anti-racism.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Dear College Kids, Would You Listen to Samantha White?

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Aryanna Prasad

I'm tired of white people telling me racism is no longer an issue. I'm tired of people of color being slighted by a system that doesn't work for them. Most of all, I'm tired of being tuned out -- by people of all colors.

The Film Dear White People Slays Audiences With Sex, Identity and Feminism

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 01.03.2015 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Dear White People's flawed and fabulous female leads remind us that when it comes to our individual path to identity and self, we can either be the directors of our own lives or be directed -- the choice is entirely ours.

'Dear White People' Movement Must Spur HBCU 'Welcome Back' Movement

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

We can no longer allow our children to ask white people over yonder for what we should have been giving them from day one: support and education in their own communities, on our own terms.

ReThink Review: Dear White People -- Lessons for Republicans and the "Post-Racial" Generation

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.

'Racism Insurance' Is The Full Coverage Policy A LOT Of People Need

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices

What if every time someone "accidentally" said something racist, a more knowledgeable and eloquent person swooped in and translated their words into s...

How To Spot A Black TV Character Written By White People

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices

What’s one of the easiest ways to detect a racially homogenous writers' room? According to filmmaker Justin Simien, a quick analysis of the token mi...

Why Blackface Parties Keep Happening At Colleges Across America

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.15.2014 | College

From the University Of Florida to the University of California, Irvine to Arizona State University, insensitive blackface videos, images and parties c...

This School Is All About Diversity. NOT!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices

Welcome to Winchester University, the "third most diverse private school that begins with the letter W." OK, fine, so the school isn't actually rea...

WATCH: Newest 'Dear White People' Trailer Will Have You In Stitches

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices

The buzz around "Dear White People" has flourished since its introduction at Sundance. Much of which can be accredited to a bundle of trailers and pub...

The Latest 'Dear White People' PSA Will Crack You Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

We've all heard the stereotype that black men are, uh, well-endowed in the nether region. However, this playful PSA from our favorite folks from th...

This Is How Every Sentence That Begins With "Not To Be Racist, But..." Should End

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

If someone begins a sentence with "Not to be racist, but..." it's a safe bet that they're about to say something pretty racist. But not to worry. T...

'Dear White People' Could Become The Year's Funniest Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "Dear White People," a.k.a. the talk of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, brings the acclaimed race satire to the fore -- and it ...