The BEST Episodes of Dear White People
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2021
At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
#1 - Chapter VIII
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#2 - Chapter IX
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 4, 2018
A family emergency draws Sam home, where she wrestles with feelings of guilt and stumbles across a piece of Winchester history.
#3 - Chapter V
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#4 - Chapter V
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Chapter VI
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 4, 2018
Lionel puts his fledgling romance in jeopardy as he teams up with Brooke to hunt down @AltlvyW's identity for an exposé.
#6 - Chapter X
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#7 - Chapter IV
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#8 - Chapter VII
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 4, 2018
After bombing at a stand-up comedy set, Troy sets out on a shroom-fuelled quest to find his true voice, connecting with friends and exes along the way.
#9 - Chapter I
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#10 - Chapter X
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
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.
#11 - Chapter II
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 4, 2018
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.
#12 - Chapter III
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2018
While party-hopping on Pride Night, Lionel struggles to make small talk with strangers and decipher mixed signals from Silvio.
#13 - Chapter VI
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
Shell-shocked, Sam and company plan a protest against the campus police, while Reggie finds his own way to process the ordeal.
#14 - Chapter I
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
As college radio host Samantha White leads the outcry over a blackface party by a campus fraternity, a revelation about her love life puts her in an awkward spot.
#15 - Chapter VIII
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
A sexual assault allegation stirs up fierce debate at Armstrong-Parker House and drives Joelle and Reggie even farther apart.
#16 - Chapter IX
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
Coco jumps at the chance to join Troy at a party for wealthy donors, but the evening leaves her questioning his priorities.
#17 - Chapter II
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
Buoyed by his front-page story on the blackface party, shy reporter Lionel begins to come out of his shell and embrace his true identity.
#18 - Chapter X
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
A bombshell story in the debut issue of Fried Chichanery leads to a moment of reckoning. Sam and Lionel learn there's more to the Order than they knew.
#19 - Chapter IX
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
Brooke takes a new approach with Muffy, a guilt-stricken Gabe tries to make up for his mistake, and Troy woos an investor for his new magazine.
#20 - Chapter VII
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
Picking up on the chemistry between Sam and Reggie, Gabe obsesses over the state of his relationship; and makes a startling confession to Joelle.
#21 - Chapter IV
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
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.
#22 - Chapter III
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
Golden boy Troy schmoozes his way around campus at his father's behest, campaigning for student body president. But his smile hides nagging doubts.
#23 - Chapter V
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
On Parents Weekend, Coco sets out to win a recommendation from the toughest professor on campus -- while contending with an unexpected visitor.
#24 - Chapter IV
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
After landing his first cover story in Pastiche, Troy makes an unsettling discovery. Money troubles prompt Gabe to join a campus labor movement.
#25 - Chapter VIII
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 28, 2017
To show just how pervasive Winchester's race problems are, Lionel sets out to write a feature on Troy and makes some unexpected discoveries.