---- the opening pars from a substantial film review by Richard Brody at New Yorker Magazine (USA), 21 October 2014 :-
'Justin Simien’s “Dear White People,” set at the fictitious Ivy-like Winchester University, is a movie with something—something important—to say: it’s hard for black students on a predominantly white campus.
As a black student, if you’re politically involved, you become a target for racists; if you’re looking to fit in, you invite condescension; if you’re pursuing success, you risk sacrificing your values; if you’re merely searching for your own path, you seem to belong nowhere and are even more vulnerable.
If you’re black and gay, it’s all the more difficult. And if you’re white—first of all, try to listen.