‘Dear White People’ Season 2 is empowering and brilliant

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“This country is a mindfuck,” one character says early in Dear White People Season 2.

In its first 30 minutes alone, Dear White People Vol. II makes good on that highly relatable statement, with Sam (Logan Browning) arguing with the internet and trying to convince people out of their point of view before realizing that that almost never works. 

Season 1 was written as President Obama’s second term drew to a close, when racism was supposed to be over, before there was any concept – or indeed, any real fear – of Trump’s America.

Season 2 was created in another era, with new responsibility. The country may be divided during Season 2, but Winchester’s historically black dorm has just been integrated. This only deepens the campus community’s fragile fissures, with an emerging culture of alt-right provocation seeping onto the Winchester University campus. Read more…

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