Dear White People: Volume 1

Dear White People: Volume 1

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Writer-director Justin Simien expands on his hit 2014 college satire film Dear White People with this series, following a diverse group of students challenging various forms of discrimination at their predominantly white Ivy League college.

2017Rating: TV-MAUSALionsgate Television
ComedyDrama

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Chapter I

As college radio host Samantha White leads the outcry over... More a blackface party on campus, a revelation about her love life puts her in an awkward spot.

EPISODE 1.2

Chapter II

Buoyed by his front-page story on the party, shy reporter... More Lionel begins to come out of his shell and embrace his true identity.

EPISODE 1.3

Chapter III

Golden boy Troy schmoozes his way around campus at his... More dad's behest, campaigning for student body president. But his smile hides nagging doubts.

EPISODE 1.4

Chapter IV

As Coco gears up for an exclusive soiree, a fight... More with Sam stirs up memories of their friendship -- and the differences that drove them apart.

EPISODE 1.5

Chapter V

Friends drag Reggie out on the town to stop him... More from brooding over the revolution and Sam's new beau. But the night takes a harrowing turn.

EPISODE 1.6

Chapter VI

Shell-shocked, Sam and company plan a protest against the campus... More police, while Reggie finds his own way to process the ordeal.

EPISODE 1.7

Chapter VII

Picking up on the chemistry between Sam and Reggie, Gabe... More obsesses over the state of his relationship -- and makes a startling confession to Joelle.

EPISODE 1.8

Chapter VIII

To show just how pervasive Winchester's race problems are, Lionel... More sets out to write a feature on Troy and makes some unexpected discoveries.

EPISODE 1.9

Chapter IX

Coco jumps at the chance to join Troy at a... More party for wealthy donors, but the evening leaves her questioning his priorities.

EPISODE 1.10

Chapter X

With tensions running high before the town hall, Sam tries... More to patch up her relationship, Coco steals Troy's thunder, and Lionel makes a bold move.

Dear White People: Volume 1 | Reviews

95%60 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

Dear White People builds off of the 2014 film with confidence, style and the promise of many more topical stories to come.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Dear White People is a funny and heartbreaking look at the thorniness of trying to develop one’s identity on the cusp of adulthood.

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USA Today

USA Today

For the most part, this is an exuberantly amusing series with a light, disarming touch...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

It isn't preachy or even that provocative about race. It finds humour in the everyday assumptions that everybody makes. It mocks us all.

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Variety

Variety

(The series is) full of incisive asides, witty quips and painfully funny observations.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The series fleshes out its characters by using its extra time well and embracing the episodic structure of TV.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Despite the sweeping structure and empathetic character development, Dear White People feels too rough around the edges, and not in a good way.

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News.com.au

News.com.au

A clever satire with fantastic writing. Above all, it’s chillingly relevant.

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NPR

NPR

It's the perfect series for young people negotiating a world where struggles over identity grow more complex every day.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A salty, biting satire that finds laughs in the prickliest places.

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Dear White People: Volume 1 | Release Details

Dear White People: Volume 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.