Dear White People: The Movie

First time director Justin Simien

If you’re even a semi-conscious black person in America, you’ll recognize some of the themes in the trailer for Justin Simiens “Dear White People.

The project bills itself as “A satire about being a Black face in a white place,” but the entire film isn’t quite ready yet – first-time director, Simien, is raising money to complete the movie through an indie gogo campaign (You can support here).

Here’s a little breakdown on the plot for ya:

Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.

Judging by the trailer, it looks like Simien has something important to say about where black people stand in this so called “post-racial” society. Let’s hope he makes it to his initial goal of $25,000.