Watch the Full Trailer for Netflix's 'Dear White People'

Watch the Full Trailer for Netflix's 'Dear White People'

The controversial story returns to the small screen this month.

The controversial story returns to the small screen this month.

Text: Truman Ports

The first full trailer for Netflix's new series Dear White People (adapted from Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name) has finally been released, a mere two weeks from the day the streaming service will upload the entire first season for binge watchers to indulge in.

The show follows the same premise as the original film; Samantha White is a black college student at the fictional, and predominately white, Winchester University where she hosts a radio show on campus called "Dear White People." Sam's mission is to call out white students and faculty for their racial transgressions, and their general ignorance to black issues and struggles.

The trailer opens with Sam (played by Logan Browning) live and on the air sighing, "Dear white people." A listenerĀ calls in and informs her, "I just want to say, I find your show offensive...and highly divisive." Sam questions the listener and asks when he's going to wake up to his white privilege. The punchline is delivered when you find out the caller is actually black as well.

The brilliance of opening the trailer with this joke is letting the audience know that no one is safe. Yes, the show is satirical, and yes it will poke fun at all types of people who exist in the realm of racial conversation. The irony is not lost, considering the number of people who decided to boycott Netflix for being anti-white for their decision to produce the show.

Already making waves, the show is sure to find an audience, and hopefully, the audience who needs the lessons the show will inevitably teach will tune in as well. That isĀ if they haven't canceled their Netflix subscriptions yet.

Dear White People will be added to Netflix on April 28. Check out the trailer below.

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