Smiley, Happy People in Blackface.

Dear White People, Boycotting Netflix Won’t Make You Any Whiter Than You Already Are

But, you can try

Ezinne Ukoha
4 min readFeb 10, 2017


Dear White People was a sleeper hit that gained a following back in 2014. The film by Justin Simien has now been converted to a TV series that Netflix snatched up with urgency — for a good reason.

First off, the times call for a bold ushering of unabashed throttling towards all the reasons why being Black in America has afforded such anguish at the behest of those who commissioned themselves superior enough to mandate our misery.

The trailer is bold and spectacular. There is no question that the series will do exactly what it is needed to Trump what we can only describe as Trump’s America.

The White people who voted for our current nightmare seem to be up in arms about this new show — to the point of madness. Not long after the 30-second clip hit the internet — Twitter became the venue of choice for those of you who needed to vent about the “racist” and “anti-white” message embedded in an offering that was conceived for the exact same reasons that you willfully convey.

On the same day Dear White People started to trend— CNN’s Chris Cuomo was taken to task for poorly defending his right to report the facts…