Last week, I talked briefly about seeing Dear White People. Have any of you seen it yet? There were a lot of different questions and ideas brought up that I want to talk through. After the movie was over, Caleb and I had an engaging conversation about stereotypes, the black experience in America, and how people become easily offended. One of the tricky things is... Caleb and I are both white. Our perspective is somewhat limited, and that's why I want to talk about this with others.
There were plenty of things talked about in the movie that seemed ridiculous and even hilarious. In fact, promo videos like this are supposed to be funny. (See more here.) Some of the other points, though, make me wonder. So, here are some of my thoughts. Some might be nit picky or even off the mark, but I'd still love to hear your thoughts on them.