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Have you ever been in a situation where a white person made some ridiculious comment about black folks? Like, “I can’t be racist…I have a black roommate!” Or, “You must like Tyler Perry films, right?” Or, “Can you teach me how to do Dougie? I know you can dance!”

No matter how progressive we become in this country, somewhere, somehow someone will utter something ignorant that can quickly jack up a mood. But fear not, the folks behind the @DearWhitePeople Twitter and Tumblr accounts have you covered and are taking their hilarious commentary to the big screen.

The film, Dear White People, follows “four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular ‘African American’ themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.”

Despite its provocative title, according to Shadow & Act, filmmaker Justin Simien says his film isn’t necessarily about racism (it’s a fact of life), but rather racial identity.

He explains:

Nobody wants to be called a racist, so I think when people hear the title ‘Dear White People,’ already they want to take a defensive posture. But my movie isn’t necessarily about racism. I think that racism is a fact of life and any movie dealing with black issues has to take place in a world where that’s reflected. But my movie is really about race identity – it’s about who you are, how the world sees you, and how that affects your potential.

Based on Dear White People’s witty tweets and the hilarious trailer, it looks like the film just might make people think while keeping them thoroughly entertained.

Were you feeling the trailer? Fill in the blank: “Dear white people_______” 

*Want to see the film make it to theaters? The filmmakers are attempting to raise $25,000 for pre-production costs. Learn more and donate on their website.

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  • Socially Maladjusted

    Yawn

    More americanized nigros wailing about racism to white people. Seems to me that biggest anti-black racists in america are american blacks, I think you should make yourselves the main subject in your analysis of the operation of racism.

    • Apple

      What’s Americanized about them? That they not loud ghetto and using incorrect English ? News flash American blacks are just that , American ?! And haven’t seen Africa or a tropical island in their life!

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