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It may not be totally surprising to learn that Dear White People has been picked up for a third season, it's still reason to celebrate - and in a world where we increasingly have few reasons to do so, this is pretty excellent news.
I can't think of any show that does better with the topics that DWP does right. It excels at fully immersing itself within queer black identity, but also can be so surface level that it is accessible to everyone.
More than anything, Dear White People marks itself as a show that more people (and more critics) should be talking about, because few shows on TV feel as eager to instigate as many meaningful conversations.
Overall, the second season isn't as cohesive as it could be. But even the show's messiness is endearing. It's an encouragement to listen to that narration, to watch it all again... this time to watch even closer.