Set at an Ivy League college, a group of black students aim to face white privilege on campus. Samantha White, played by Logan Browning, is a biracial student and the host of the college’s subversive radio show titled Dear White People. “Having a black vibrator does not count as an interracial relationship,” she jokes on-air early in the trailer. Over the course of the clip, Samantha and her peers tackle both implicit and explicit of racist transgressions, including blackface parties and the protagonist’s secret relationship with a white classmate.
While the show features a new set of actors portraying Simien’s characters, Brandon P. Bell reprises his role as Troy Fairbanks, a politics student campaigning to become the first black student president at the school. Simien also returned to write and direct several episodes of the series, which has already been deemed “anti-white” by members of the alt-right.