Justin Simien’s controversial and highly anticipated series, Dear White People is finally heading to Netflix at the end of this month, and we just got the full-length trailer that we’ve all be waiting for.
The series picks up where Simien’s 2014 acclaimed film of the same name left off, and this time we’re getting to know even more about the Black students at the fictional Ivy League Winchester University.
The film stars Logan Browning as Sam White (a role that Tessa Thompson slayed in the film), a biracial film major who uses her campus radio show “Dear White People” to speak out against micro-aggressions and racial oppression on campus. Brandon P. Bell is reprising his role as Troy Fairbanks who is campaigning to become Winchester University’s first black student president. Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Marque Richardson and Nia Long are also set to star.
When the teaser trailer for the series dropped earlier this year, it got a ton of white people in their feelings, so this time around the full trailer is coming with a trigger warning. It even uses the quote from Variety which said that the show is “meant for both white and black people.” After receiving such horrific racially charged backlash on social media when the first teaser dropped, Simien penned a lengthy and heartfelt essay called “Why did I name it “Dear White People?”
Despite everything, Dear White People looks more than ready to draw audiences in. The vibrant satirical series gives Black people from all walks of life the opportunity to see themselves on screen.
Dear White People premieres on Netflix April 28th, you should definitely check out the 2014 film before it debuts.
Oh, by the way, Black people can’t be racist.