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The Best Episodes of 'Dear White People'

May 8, 2020 404 votes 27 voters30 items

List RulesVote up your favorite episodes of Dear White People to air.

There are so many brilliantly written episodes of Dear White People, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Chapter IV" where we see Coco and Samantha's friendship blossom best, or is "Chapter VII" from Season 2 where Gabe interviews Sam for his documentary film your favorite episode of Dear White People? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Dear White People are, let's rank every Dear White People episode from best to worst.

Dear White People is a comedy and drama series based on the 2014 film of the same name. Dear White People premiered on Netflix on April 28, 2017. The series has received nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Awards and GLAAD Media Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Dear White People, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be rough to put one Dear White People episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1
    30
    4

    Volume 1: Chapter V

    April 28, 2017

    Friends drag Reggie out on the town to stop him from brooding over the revolution and Sam's new beau. But the night takes a harrowing turn.

  • 2
    31
    8

    Volume 1: Chapter I

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number1

    As college radio host Samantha White leads the outcry over a blackface party on campus, a revelation about her love life puts her in an awkward spot.

  • 3
    21
    1

    Volume 1: Chapter VIII

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number8

    To show just how pervasive Winchester's race problems are, Lionel sets out to write a feature on Troy and makes some unexpected discoveries.

  • 4
    21
    4

    Volume 1: Chapter X

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number10

    With tensions running high before the town hall, Sam tries to patch up her relationship, Coco steals Troy's thunder, and Lionel makes a bold move.

  • 5
    24
    10

    Volume 1: Chapter IV

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number4

    As Coco gears up for an exclusive soiree, a fight with Sam stirs up memories of their friendship -- and the differences that drove them apart.

  • 6
    15
    2

    Volume 2: Chapter V

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number5

    Tired of living in Sam's shadow, Joelle strikes up a flirtation with a student outside the A-P circle who treats her like a queen.

  • 7
    21
    10

    Volume 1: Chapter VI

    April 28, 2017

    Shell-shocked, Sam and company plan a protest against the campus police, while Reggie finds his own way to process the ordeal.

  • 8
    24
    14

    Volume 2: Chapter VIII

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number8

    Gabe finally gets a chance to interview Sam for his documentary, but they both have trouble sticking to their promise not to make things personal.

  • 9
    14
    4

    Volume 2: Chapter II

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number2

    Still haunted by flashbacks to the house party, Reggie bounces from therapy to Bible study to drinking as he seeks an outlet for his pent-up emotions.

  • 10
    10
    0

    Volume 2: Chapter I

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number2

    In the wake of the town hall protest, Sam finds herself at the center of an alt-right backlash and goes to war with a social media troll.

  • 11
    20
    12

    Volume 1: Chapter II

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number2

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    11
    5

    Volume 1: Chapter III

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    Golden boy Troy schmoozes his way around campus at his dad's behest, campaigning for student body president. But his smile hides nagging doubts.

  • 13
    10
    5

    Volume 1: Chapter VII

    April 28, 2017

    Season1

    Episode Number7

  • 14
    5
    1

    Volume 1: Chapter IX

    April 28, 2017

    Coco jumps at the chance to join Troy at a party for wealthy donors, but the evening leaves her questioning his priorities.

  • 15
    10
    8

    Volume 2: Chapter IV

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number4

    With her political capital on the rise, Coco sets her sights on a new role. But a startling discovery forces her to rethink her future at Winchester.

  • 16
    4
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter I

    With Sam, Lionel and the rest of the crew caught up in their own priorities, Al suddenly feels like the only one fighting for change at Winchester.

  • 17
    1
    0

    Volume 2: Chapter IX

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number9

    A family emergency draws Sam home, where she wrestles with feelings of guilt and stumbles across a piece of Winchester history.

  • 18
    1
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter IV

    After landing his first cover story in Pastiche, Troy makes an unsettling discovery. Money troubles prompt Gabe to join a campus labor movement.

  • 19
    1
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter X

    August 2, 2019

    Season3

    Episode Number10

    A bombshell story in the debut issue of Fried Chicanery leads to a moment of reckoning. Sam and Lionel learn there's more to the Order than they knew.

  • 20
    0
    0

    Volume 2: Chapter X

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number10

    As the campus braces for Rikki Carter's speech, Sam and Lionel piece together the clues they've gathered on the secret society known as Order of X.

  • 21
    0
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter II

    August 2, 2019

    Season3

    Episode Number2

    As an admirer hovers around Joelle, Reggie pressures her to go public with their relationship. Moses Brown pitches his new app on the radio show.

  • 22
    8
    8

    Volume 2: Chapter VI

    May 4, 2018

    Season2

    Episode Number6

    Lionel puts his fledgling romance in jeopardy as he teams up with Brooke to hunt down @AltIvyW's identity for an exposé.

  • 23
    0
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter III

    August 2, 2019

    While Brooke chases a story on a controversial filmmaker-in-residence, Sam tries to bluff her way through a big pitch, and Lionel goes on the prowl.

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    0
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter V

    August 2, 2019

    Season3

    Episode Number5

    On Parents Weekend, Coco sets out to win a recommendation from the toughest professor on campus -- while contending with an unexpected visitor.

  • 25
    0
    0

    Volume 3: Chapter VII

    August 2, 2019

    Season3

    Episode Number7

    As Chester's popularity soars, Lionel tries to convince D'unte and friends that he's ready for the gay "deep end." Sam gets a chance to meet her idol.