“In year two, the show has widened its scope and deepened its voice, jumping into the growing off-campus controversies over free speech and institutional racism – all without forgetting to be stylish and funny [with help from Editor OMAR HASSAN-REEP]. Why this is not generating more critical mash notes is, frankly, befuddling.”
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“Debates were waged over what episode from the stellar second season of “Dear White People” would make this collection, especially given that “Chapter VIII,” the episode that precedes this one, was a stellar showcase of the show’s talents on a micro level. However, it’s the penultimate episode of the year, in which Sam White (Logan Browning) deals with a family tragedy with the help of her friends Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) and Coco (Antoinette Robertson), where the show reaches an emotional crescendo. If you didn’t ugly-cry at least once during this episode, then the whereabouts of your heart may be unknown. It’s a stunning achievement, brilliantly written by Nastaran Dibai & Yvette Lee Bowser and directed by Janicza Bravo [with OMAR HASSAN-REEP as Editor], and one that will stay with us for quite some time.”