by Merecedes J. Williams, For New Pittsburgh Courier
Black students at the University of Winchester are back in their senior year for the final season of “Dear Whites.” Starring Logan Browning and DeRon Horton, the Netflix series brings the tumultuous life of college at an Ivy League school to an end for Sam White and her friends.
The highlight of Sam White’s education was her controversial student radio show, “Dear White People,” and she hopes to one day become a film director.
Logan Browning, who plays Sam White, has always portrayed a beautiful flawed college student. Her character’s wisdom and wit showcased even the silliest of selves, while her sassy and witty wit created the Black Girl Magic we’ve all come to love since year one. first.
Sam White, who is usually a pitbull in a skirt, is soft and vulnerable this season when she meets her new student, Iesha Vital (Joi Liaye). The pair are unlikely to cause friction that leaves the gang to deal with some unspoken issues and fight to produce an all-Black variety show on a predominantly White campus.
The topics addressed in this section are on point, normal. Most concerning was the continuing division among Negroes. The public divisions among Negroes, especially in academic or professional settings, were appalling.
As my mother used to say, “What happens in this house, stay in this house.” So when Negroes have a public disagreement, it almost allows whites to pick out weak points to exploit our dispute. Conflicts of this kind also distract attention from the real problem, delaying the work in progress.
Claiming that some Blacks aren’t Black enough or aren’t doing enough “cause” is also a nasty step back in moving the needle forward. The Black Student Caucus at the University of Winchester comes to terms with all of that when Sam White and Iesha Vital become leaders of two different groups.
“Dear white people” comes with a twist.
This final season is a musical. Yes, a big Broadway show.
Before you take off your headphones, though, give it a chance. “Dear White People” pays a sweet homage to 90s music with renditions of songs like “Round and Round” by Tevin Campbell, “This Is How We Do it” by Montell Jordan, “She’s a B****” by Missy Elliot and “What About Your Friends” by TLC.
The series also uses a variety of musical genres to interweave powerful messages about racism, tolerance, acceptance, gun violence, and advocacy.
“Dear White People” is “Higher Learning” (1995) mixed with a bit of “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” (2001). There are serious pro-black themes, and then every few minutes the cast splits into songs and dances.
Music is needed though. Goofy sometimes, but the music isn’t.
The fourth and final season will premiere on Wednesday, September 22, on Netflix.
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