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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  • Toni

    what year is this?

    still trying to convince whites that you are human, really?

    As someone up top said , Blacks give whites too much time, attention and power. What could they have come up with if they didnt waste their time and resources on this. enough.

  • oknow

    how about “Dear ppl who aren’t black”.. it’s not just white ppl who make dumb ass asssuming comments about blacks.. a girl said to me that she heard black ppl don’t like going to school… really?! i’m starting to think she making this shyt up..

  • Who’s man is this?

    You think black people can’t be racist too…? The shock value for this is BIG, but then it will dwindle down… Ignorance doesn’t make for classics. If anything, white and black people alike will realize how stupid it is to think like this.

  • Malik

    Funny how the girl in the beginning looks more like Bruno Mars… At least use black people, mixed people are white people! SMH, i’d respect it more if they used people with more black in them, not just 10% or 20% black.

    • You cannot judge “how black” a person is by their skin tone. People with fully Black mothers and fathers can have a complexion anywhere in the spectrum.

    • Lilly

      You do know it’s just melanin, right? Think Sinbad.

  • Its 2012 if there needs to be a movie made about how to respect each other rather it be white,black,latino,asian,indian,gay,straight whatever then society truly is a lost cause.