The cast of announced that Netflix has restored the demonstrate for Season 2 duringthe Essence Music Festivalon Friday. The second season will have ten occurrences and premiere in 2018, which makes prepare yourselves for more drama atWinchester University.
The show follows groupings of African-American students who have to deal with the intolerance, discrimination, and exasperating microaggressions that can come along with attending a predominantly lily-white college. The first seasonhit Netflix in April 2017 and was met with positive critiques, including itscurrent five-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
As someone who enjoyed the original 2014 movie, I was looking forward to how the line would deal with issues I experienced were left open-ended in the theater. Boy, did this testify not disappoint.
So since the first season was so explosive and huge, here are a few thoughts I’m hoping deals with in the work of its second season.
1. We Need More About Joelle’s Backstory
It enraged me a little bit that the Joelle character, played by Ashley Blaine Featherson, was such an interesting, fun identity, yet we culminated the season not knowing her as well as we should have.
Her character is already relatable on the surface-level since she’s going to this mostly lily-white college, asserting racial inequalities, and was pining after Reggie( Marque Richardson ), who couldn’t see her awesomeness thanks to his unrequited compassion for her bestie, Samantha White, played by Logan Browning.
What’s her background? What are her personal knowledge on the campus, besides really patronizing Samantha in whatever intolerance she’s challenging at the moment? I want to see Joelle be more than Sam’s best friend.
2. Can A Dark-Skinned Woman Have A Real, Meaningful Relationship Please?
While we have to give area for the serial to germinate and continue its legend, I did notice that the dark-skinned maids sort of frisked the back when it came to relationships on Dear White People .
Joelle crushed on Reggie, who are missed Sam.
The character Troy Fairbanks, played by Brandon Bell, is likewise carrying on a private liaison with Colandrea Coco Conners( Antoinette Robertson ), and doesn’tpublicly declare her until she threatens to walk away during one of their sexcapades.
It’s also strange that Troy formerly dated Sam, who is fair-skinned, and proudly flaunted her around campus, which included an introduction to his father.
Even after Troy ultimately dedicates into Coco and raises her out in public, the relations between the two countries does not last-place and they break up on the last episode.
The story is the story so I don’t detect any slights at the moment, especially since this all could be a purposeful channel to foreground how actual colorism and/ or penchants play out within the pitch-black community.
Still, I am hoping that we assure some relationship with real element for at least one of the dark-skinned women on the show in Season 2, since it’s something that is really plays out in real life too.
3. Have Lionel Check His News Editor
The editor at the newspaper seemed to be the first one who knew that Lionel( DeRon Horton) liked chaps, but the acces he approached Lionel about it was just strange, and seems to see Lionel uncomfortable.
He fostered Lionel to recognise his sexuality, which was nice. Theconversation went left when he told Lionel to find a label, after Lionel explicitly told him he did not wishes to are in favour of any.
Although Lionel coming out of the wardrobe will be a liberating minute for him , it didn’t sit well that his news editor seemed to have a very narrow view of how Lionel should identify.
Lionel eventually does come out of the closet in Season 1, in a exquisite stage between he and his roommate-crush, Troy. While Troy is straight and does not appear the same way about Lionel, it was cool to look him accept and affirm his roommate so seamlessly. Watching a person’s coming out moment travel smoothly felt enormous, because that’s often not how it happens in real life, but how it happen.
AsLionel germinates more comfortable with his sexuality, it would be awesome to view him argue himself withhis news editor and expressed the view that he doesn’t have to perform his sexual identity according to others’ expectations.
4. While We’re At It, Let’s Have Lionel Stand Up To All Of His Friends
One of “the worlds largest” cringeworthy moments of the demo was when Lionel sat at the cafeteria table with his friends and they began tossing around gay parodies, even use the word f *****.
It was so ironic that he’s dedicated hour as local schools writer to highlight publishes black people aspect on the campus, while some of the same parties he’s fighting for and are tossing around such destructive language.
My heart hurt for Lionel because he deserves a safe infinite and in agreement with the flashbacks of his high school years, he’s never had that.
5. Tell Colandrea Coco Conners Truly Deal With The Internalized Racism
Yes, people. It is possible for black people to too be anti-black. It’s called internalized intolerance and is a person’s agreement of prejudiced ideologies towards themselves and their part scoot. Fictional instances are Uncle Ruckus from or Clayton Bigsby, the pitch-black klansmen from. In real life, internalized racism takes many forms with one of the most recognizedsymptoms being colorism.
As harmful as their behavior is also possible, people who suffer from internalized intolerance are still victims, sincetheir mindset is a evidence of systemic intolerance set in motion by the dominant group.
Coco is the excellent precedent of this in. She wears straight “hairs-breadth” has become still more professed on her campus, prefers to be called Coco to avoid dealing with her full pitch-black word, was represented at the blackface Halloween party, and purposefully situates distance between herself and the exceedingly pro-black, Sam.
Coco simply inaugurated wearing her natural hair out around the campus because Troy the person who has sexuality with her but made forever topublicly allege her told you he preferred it , not because she has finally begun to accept her natural, African-American features.
She’s been open aboutbeing taunted for being dark-skinned, having her whisker quality reviled, and not being accepted by certain groups because she didn’t have the sound of a mixed hasten person, like Sam.
Her internalized racism stanch from all of these hurts and it would be nice to see her overcome all of this, without itbeing inspired by a guy she’s dating.
6. We Require More Deets On Troy And His Affinity With A Professor
So Troy is fastening Professor Nika Hobbs( give full play to ex-serviceman actress, Nia Long ), who schools African-American Study and is a student mas liaison. This is screwy for a number of reasons, but the greatest one is the professor’s abuse of power.
Teachers having sexwith their students is a crime when the students are underage and still unethical when you’re in a college settle of law students.
This issue has popped up in the news quite often, and is often neglected when the coach in question is a girl since unlawful sexual intercourse predators are most often male.Can we deal with this on?
And even if we don’t make it a serious topicthat gets an part chapter, let’s at the least get the deets on how this started and hopefully, see it end.
7. Person time Reggie! Now!
There is no deep explain now. Reggie is just fine and it is a tragedy that he’s been passed up by Sam and that he can’t see how much Joelle really likes him. Even though it is would be a tad muddled if he and Joelle start dating now since he previously helped Sam cheat on her sweetheart, I still want to see this fine black gentleman get something meaningful and good going on.
Plus, I do not require the storyline to continue to be about all of the people pining after the unavailable Sam.
8. Let’s Have Reggie Do More With His Greatness Than Wokmon Go
Okay, the app is truly announced Woke Or Not Woke, but Coco was right to rename it Wokmon Go since her entitled fits the insignificance. How productive isan app that would allow us to vote on whether or not ablack person is awake? Besides, once you vote, isn’t that game over?
And no, everything doesn’t have to be serious on, but if humor was its primary objective, then mission still not accomplished.
I require Reggie to do much more with his obvious technological talents. If this show is going to be about these Winchester University students forming change and Reggie is going to be Sam’s campus activism match, then we need something a little doper from him than this app.