Why did I name it “Dear White People?”
Justin Simien

I greatly look forward to the series and to viewing the film at my first opportunity. Thank you for writing this piece. I think your point is absolutely valid and you presented it clearly and fairly. Some of the negative comments here only serve to validate things you said in this piece. I’m left wondering if they even read it. At least one was honest and said he didn’t. I haven’t put myself out there because I’ll admit it, I’m afraid of the hate. Not valid criticism, which I welcome, but the real vitriol. I’m at a point in my life where if I let that fear rule me any longer I’ll never accomplish anything, even something meager. Thank you for sharing your strength and courage. That is something tangible and is a gift I greatly appreciate.