Making Sense of Differing Experiences of Identity in America
Narrative analysis of Film
Johnston, E., Ritter-Williams, D. and Akin, I. (2015), J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 6: 68–76.
The film Dear White People is a funny, courageous look at student identities in a mythical, prestigous, American university. Two reviewers, one Caucasian and one African American take a look at the identities, perceptions, and experiences of the film characters. In reading or hearing a story, we are experiencing a way of making sense of reality. Dear White People makes sense of the tensions associated with differing experiences of identity. The film is a narrative that explores issues of race, gender, sexual preference and wealth.
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