In the movie Dear White People we saw a representation of a predominantly white University where the black community was struggling with instances of racism and exclusion. I think that this movie would be great for all college students to watch because it really opened my eyes to how one’s actions can make someone feel. The example that the movie gave of how it is actually offensive to be fascinated by black peoples hair. This is something I never really thought about, but it makes sense that it would make someone uncomfortable to be treated like they are so different, and as the movie stated like a “human zoo.” I think the most important thing for everyone is just awareness and education. It is sad, but a lot of times people offend people of color without exactly realizing.
Being a college student I think that the best thing that we can do to make everyone feel welcomed is to keep the conversation open and help each other learn and be open. Movies like this are a great way to do that.