‘dear white people’ creator on boycott: “hurt feelings aren’t oppression”

February 13, 2017

If you haven’t heard, white folks are mad (again). At what you ask? Well it’s not because Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, and Muslim people are being discriminated against at record levels. It’s because Netflix recently released the trailer for their series ‘Dear White People,’ based on the feature length movie originally released in 2014. The uproar has led the far right and many conservatives to abandon Netflix altogether citing “racism” and “white genocide. Dear White People creator Justin Simien responded in a scathing post on Medium saying, “There is no systemic racial oppression of white people in this country. To be clear many people in our middle and working class of all races are struggling. But for our white countrymen that struggle is not due to their skin color, it’s in spite of it.” You can read more of that posthere and support these brave creators streaming ‘Dear White People’ on Netflix on April 28th!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor