So, I watched it last night. The movie takes place on a fictitious Ivy League campus and follows four different black students around. The plot is really schematic and didn't seem to be going in any one direction for a while. I I had to describe it I would say it's about four educate blacks trying to figure out what it means to be black in the white world of academia.
You have Troy the president of a traditionally black residence hall and an Uncle Tom who blacks it up of dials it down depending on who he's with. Sam the female black activist who is sensitive about being mixed race and secretly dating a white guy. Lionel the gay guy who doesn't fit in anywhere and is uncomfortable around other black people. And Coco the smoking hot ghetto black chick who is trying to get on a reality TV show? I dunno. She was hot.
The title comes from a radio broadcast by Sam where she drops pithy advice to white people like "Dear white people, the minimum # of black people you need to not be racist is now 2," and "Dear white people, if you're saying African American instead of just black you obviously just want to call us n-gger$" etc.
I really couldn't tell what the tone of the movie was here but I think we were supposed to half agree with Sam and half roll our eyes at how over the top militants she is? I don't know. Probably more of the former than the latter.
The white people are all pretty repugnant from the white president to his son, who organizes a "black party" at his frat where they listen to rap, wear blackface and dress like they're in the hood etc. Oddly Sam's secret white boyfriend is a really positive character and the only one who ever calls her out on her bullsh1t, "You have a point but the way you go about expressing it is so offensive that people tune out etc" paraphrasing here.
It all leads up to the aforementioned party which is at least partly encouraged by Sam and another black character who then hypocritically film it as evidence of white racism. Sam makes the valid argument that hundreds of students didn't have to participate in it but my sympathy for her sort of flew out the window at the end.
FWIW the end credits show images of actual minstrel type parties at multiple campuses over the past 5-10 years so that part at least is based in some fact.
This movie to me came off like a really ambitious and sloppy first effort by a talented writer / director who tried to shoehorn too many ideas into one film and didn't really pull them off well. It was primarily interested in the black characters but even they were broad caricatures. Some of its better observations - like the black guy who acts more or less black to help himself and the gay guy who fits in nowhere - were pretty fresh but underdeveloped. I have no interaction with these super rich Ivy League types so I really can't say I recognized this setting at all.
I'd give it a charitable 6/10. Not a movie I would watch again but not a waste of time. It actually is pretty bigoted toward a certain kind of entitled white person and therefore not recommended to crybaby snowflakes who were triggered by the title.
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