Amiri Rivers-David, Pomona College
While the show may appear to only critique its white characters, a closer look will show that its characters of color receive the same treatment.
Katherine Bry, Washington University
The film carries an important social commentary on respectability politics and Black influence in music and culture, but its delivery falls flat.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
Netflix’s original series seeks to introduce its audience to a firsthand view of the challenges facing Black university students.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
The streaming service has developed a reputation for cancelling its diverse shows while promoting its all-white ones.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
The Netflix Original is an intimate and refreshing portrait of the complexities of black student life at predominately white institutions.
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