R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.
The invitation for the party as shown in the trailer is almost verbatim the invitation for a real life party that occurred at the University of California, San Diego, on February 10th, 2010. The synopsis and film take many cues from the UCSD "Compton Cookout," an event run by one African American but attended by UCSD's predominately white and Asian student body. The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus.
Dear white people, please stop touching my hair. Does this look like a petting zoo to you?
When Sam is in the dining hall and chastises Kurt for eating in their dining hall - just before she stands up; she closes her Macbook twice.
The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax.
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