Day 6

Dear White People director Justin Simien on stereotypes and satire

Dear White People is the first film from director Justin Simien. The satirical film follows four black students at a predominantly white Ivy League university and delves into stereotypes, white privilege, and institutional racism. It's funny, provocative, and smart - and it's getting tons of critical acclaim. Brent talks to Simien about making the film and how he'd like to see...
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Dear White People is the first film from director Justin Simien. The satirical film follows four black students at a predominantly white Ivy League university and delves into stereotypes, white privilege, and institutional racism. It's funny, provocative, and smart - and it's getting tons of critical acclaim. Brent talks to Simien about making the film and how he'd like to see portrayals of black people in pop culture change.

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