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Justin Simien on ‘Dear White People’ and fighting impostor syndrome

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The Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ follows a group of black students dealing with life at a fictional Ivy League school. The show depicts situations that may seem over-the-top--like white students throwing a blackface party in today’s world--but writer-director Justin Simien says it’s all too real. As Season 2 streams on Netflix, Simien tells us about being the subject of coordinated attacks on social media and takes us through the unconventional journey that brought ‘Dear White People’ to the screen--big, then small--in the first place.

Credits

Host:
Kim Masters

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker