The BEST episodes of Dear White People

Every episode of Dear White People ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dear White People!

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Last Updated: 11/30/2022Network:Netflix
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Chapter VIII
star
8.41
170 votes

#1 - Chapter VIII

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Writer: Jaclyn Moore
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IX
star
8.09
148 votes

#2 - Chapter IX

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/4/2018

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

Directors: Janicza Bravo
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter V
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7.98
149 votes

#3 - Chapter V

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Writer: Leann Bowen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter V
star
7.95
441 votes

#4 - Chapter V

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/2017

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.

Directors: Barry Jenkins
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VI
star
7.95
150 votes

#5 - Chapter VI

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/4/2018

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

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter X
star
7.92
146 votes

#6 - Chapter X

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter I
star
7.79
188 votes

#7 - Chapter I

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VII
star
7.77
154 votes

#8 - Chapter VII

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IV
star
7.77
167 votes

#9 - Chapter IV

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Directors: Kimberly Peirce
Writer: Njeri Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter X
star
7.69
369 votes

#10 - Chapter X

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/28/2017

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter II
star
7.64
168 votes

#11 - Chapter II

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/4/2018

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.

Directors: Kevin Bray
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter III
star
7.63
163 votes

#12 - Chapter III

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/4/2018

While party-hopping on Pride Night, Lionel struggles to make small talk with strangers and decipher mixed signals from Silvio.

Directors: Charlie McDowell
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VIII
star
7.51
80 votes

#13 - Chapter VIII

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/2/2019

A sexual assault allegation stirs up fierce debate at Armstrong-Parker House and drives Joelle and Reggie even farther apart.

Directors: Sam Bailey
Writer: Njeri Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter I
star
7.47
621 votes

#14 - Chapter I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/28/2017

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter X
star
7.43
86 votes

#15 - Chapter X

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/2/2019

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IX
star
7.41
343 votes

#16 - Chapter IX

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/28/2017

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

Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IX
star
7.41
79 votes

#17 - Chapter IX

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/2/2019

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VI
star
7.40
388 votes

#18 - Chapter VI

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/28/2017

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

Writer: Leann Bowen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter II
star
7.33
478 votes

#19 - Chapter II

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/28/2017

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IV
star
7.28
85 votes

#20 - Chapter IV

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/2/2019

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

Directors: Justin Tipping
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter V
star
7.28
89 votes

#21 - Chapter V

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/2/2019

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

Directors: Cheryl Dunye
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VII
star
7.27
376 votes

#22 - Chapter VII

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2017

Picking up on the chemistry between Sam and Reggie, Gabe obsesses over the state of his relationship; and makes a startling confession to Joelle.

Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Jaclyn Moore
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter VII
star
7.26
82 votes

#23 - Chapter VII

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/2/2019

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.

Directors: Tiffany Johnson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter X
star
7.23
31 votes

#24 - Chapter X

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/22/2021

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.

Directors: Justin Simien
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chapter IV
star
7.22
399 votes

#25 - Chapter IV

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2017

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.

Directors: Tina Mabry
Writer: Njeri Brown
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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