When we saw "Dear Black People" trending on Twitter, we got very, very worried indeed. Unsurprisingly, the thread began as a response to Netflix's new series Dear White People, which is based on Justin Simien's controversial film of the same name. Apparently, white folks are BIG MAD about the show and are threatening to #BoycottNetflix over it.
Well, cut to "Dear Black People," which is not what you think and actually pretty amazing.
Turns out, Black Twitter responded to white people's call for a show aimed at Black people with some ideas, and they are brilliant.
Check out everything that went down, below:
Netlix is totaly RACIST against whites with a TOTALY RACIST show Dear White People. How about Dear Black People? #boycottnetflix— George Cacoulidis (@gc_world) April 27, 2017
"Dear Black people,sorry for the systemic oppression we caused barring you from equal education, housing, led you into the the prison system https://t.co/InnMZaxW8s— Ororo Munroe (@sheilae__) April 30, 2017
"dear black people... i'm sorry for undermining your experiences with my racial privilege" https://t.co/2Ib55HvYCu— renata (@szashad) April 30, 2017
Dear Black People,— 🌻 Bethany 🌻 (@Bethany_Heintz) May 3, 2017
I'm sorry republicans fight for their guns but stay silent when you die for having one...
«Dear black people, sorry for stealing your land and enslave millions for centuries». https://t.co/zvOu893ERn— Profesor Jones (@ProfIndy) May 3, 2017
Dear Black People, I'm sorry that my privilege makes me unable to fully understand your struggles and oppression.— saucy sav. (@HutcherINSPIRED) May 3, 2017
yeah i can imagine it "dear black people... i'm sorry for our history of genocide and oppression." https://t.co/xssK8pOsZZ— MAXIIMUS (@maxcdesign) May 3, 2017
Dear Black People, We have got to stop looking for Justice from a system that wasn't made for us #AltonSterling— لورين دانيال (@The_LEAUX_Down) May 2, 2017
Dear black people: Get Out— Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) April 26, 2017
@dominc87362927 No, essentially my argument is that "Dear Black People" has been a live show in this country for 250 years.— Zach Carter (@ZachJCarter) May 3, 2017
U know I would be very interested n watching a "Dear Black People"— jp da 🦍 (@SwampGorilla) May 2, 2017
Iwant to hear Caucasians tell us something we dont know about being black
When someone asks why there's no "Dear Black People." pic.twitter.com/TMe9ta5UiS— Dear White People (@DearWhitePeople) May 2, 2017
Check out our exclusive interview with director Justin Simien, above.
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