Cultural appropriation, sex and gender norms, racist bots, conspiracy theories, Jesus, weed and The Sunken Place are just a few of the topics up for discussion on Season 2 of Dear White People. The popular series returned to Netflix this week.
Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The satirical series — based on the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name – continues to follow a group of Winchester University students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age.
Dear White People stars Logan Browning (Sam), Brandon P. Bell (Troy), Antoinette Robertson (Coco), DeRon Horton (Lionel), John Patrick Amedori (Gabe), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Joelle) and Marque Richardson (Reggie). From the looks of the trailer it appears that Lena Waithe and Todrick Hall will also be making appearances on the series. Dear White People was created by Justin Simien. It is executive produced by co-showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser as well as Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev.