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The new trailer for Dear White People is pretty funny, pretty provocative

There have been plenty of thinkpieces written and jokes made about how poorly represented African-Americans are in movies, but Dear White People could be the first to delve into it with an actual movie. The satirical film is out Oct. 17 and stars Tessa Thompson, whom A.V. Club readers will probably know best as Veronica Mars’ Jackie Cook, and Tyler James Williams, who starred in Everybody Hates Chris. The trailer doesn’t give much of the plot away, but Dear White People is set at an Ivy League school that’s consumed by uproar after an ill-advised theme party is thrown by some white students, leading to a pointed discussion of whether we’re really in a “post-racial” society.