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Hit flick 'Dear White People' explores odd man out experience




Cast and crew pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
Cast and crew pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah.
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In the new movie “Dear White People,” the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party. The sharp satire looks at the experience of being a minority and feeling like a fish out of water. While the movie focuses on race, every day we experience being the odd man out, either because of religion, ethnicity, sex, sexuality, education, economics, the options are endless.

When have you experienced truly being the odd man out? How did you handle it? What about the majority that surrounded you?

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Shereen Marisol Meraji, reports on race for NPR Code Switch