Now, if you’re a frequent follower of No U Ain’t Radio, you know how much we love our white people. We hoped you tuned into the show today to hear our WHITE WEDNESDAYS song of the day. HOWEVER……we’ve all been in that situation before where a white person has made some ridiculous comment about black folks, and we had to laugh it off in order to prove that we didn’t have a case of the ‘Angry Black Man/Woman Syndrome’. How many of you have had one of your Caucasian friends or co-workers pat your head down so that they can feel the texture of your hair….followed by the question “How do you get your hair like that?” Or what about the millions of questions that come along with being black, like “Who is Tyler Perry?”
No matter how progressive this country has become there is always some lame that will utter something ignorant that can quickly piss you off. 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.
Here’s what the creators of Dear White People have to say about the film:
Remember when black movies didn’t necessarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…
Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before.
The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. But we can’t do it without you!
The film 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 title, filmmaker Justin Simien says his film isn’t necessarily about racism (it’s a fact of life), but rather racial identity.
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.
Check out the trailer below:
And now fill in the blank:
“DEAR WHITE PEOPLE ________________________.”