"Oops I Was Racist, Black Guy Come Here."
November 27, 2014 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Racism Insurance Coverage for White Privilege is a clever short promoting the upcoming Sundance favorite Dear White People.
posted by quin (16 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
You know who really needed that insurance? This guy.
posted by Catblack at 11:23 AM on November 27, 2014 [5 favorites]


I swore I saw this here before already.
posted by cashman at 12:41 PM on November 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


You know, when you put "VIRAL VIDEO" in the name of a video, you're not really getting the concept.
posted by ZaphodB at 12:57 PM on November 27, 2014 [7 favorites]


That was better than I thought it would be.
posted by mathowie at 1:08 PM on November 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


I swore I saw this here before already.

It was mentioned in the last comment on this post a little over a month ago. Maybe you saw it there?
posted by fuse theorem at 1:22 PM on November 27, 2014


The last one just kills me. "I wanna learn!"
posted by [insert clever name here] at 1:27 PM on November 27, 2014 [2 favorites]


The trailer for the movie looks really good (NSFW)
posted by Bwithh at 1:41 PM on November 27, 2014


Related app ad (NSFW)
posted by Bwithh at 1:54 PM on November 27, 2014


I now see that they also have a series of videos called The More You Know (About Black People), which all seem to have the same humor and subversiveness. Good stuff.
posted by quin at 3:26 PM on November 27, 2014


The trailer for the movie looks really good

Yeah, that's the interesting thing. The trailer is very good and much better than the movie. The film gets very preachy at times and I thought the humor oddly alternated between being too subtle or too on-the-nose. At the showing I went to (at a theater which probably draws mostly a college crowd) several people walked out by at least the halfway point.

Maybe someone will start a FanFare thread on it now that it's going into wide release.
posted by fuse theorem at 3:44 PM on November 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


There seems to be a mix of comedy skill levels on their writing team, maybe the same happened for the film. I really like the insurance ad, their university diversity video is way too on the nose and simplistic though.
posted by Bwithh at 3:57 PM on November 27, 2014


Laughed out loud at that clip; willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and throw my entertainment dollars towards independent creators if and when the movie comes through Oakland.

Thanks for posting this, quin!
posted by Lexica at 6:21 PM on November 27, 2014


"We're not gonna jump you, we're in Westwood!"

I LOL'd. Accurate and sharp: just how I like my clever videos pointing out racism.
posted by librarylis at 8:28 PM on November 27, 2014


The Bitch Magazine review was not totally impressed. I liked the trailer, though (making it Stuff White People Like?)
posted by gusandrews at 7:20 PM on November 28, 2014


From the Bitch review:
While Dear White People briefly touches on this, the film doesn’t dig deep enough to make the issue really resonate. Lionel struggles in some ways to fit in with the black kids because he’s gay, but it turns out it’s really just because he likes Robert Altman movies and he doesn’t think they do. Meanwhile, the white people on campus are over-the-top in their homophobia towards him. This is clearly a missed opportunity to address the existence of homophobia in the black community—hello, 99% of mainstream hip-hop—and instead makes it seem like white people are the only close-minded ones.

Isn't the reviewer completely missing the point of what the movie is trying to do here? Just reading I get that it's a shot at how everybody wants to talk about homophobia in the black community, a criticism she could choose to reject but it seems like she doesn't even see it.

willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and throw my entertainment dollars towards independent creators if and when the movie comes through Oakland.

It's playing either in Oakland or Berkeley right now I'm fairly sure.
posted by atoxyl at 8:55 PM on November 28, 2014


Metafilter: We're just going to intellectually denigrate and scold you.
posted by marienbad at 1:05 AM on November 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


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