Dear White People Recap: Making It Facebook Official

By Daniel Hart
Published: August 2, 2019 (Last updated: November 8, 2023)
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Netflix Series Dear White People Season 3, Episode 2


Dear White People Season 3, Episode 2 dabbles with the irony of relationships and friendships when it comes to social media.

This recap of Dear White People Season 3, Episode 2 contains spoilers. You can read our recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

I, for one, have never truly understood the pressure of making a relationship Facebook official. I believe that if making a status public knowledge is at the forefront of your mind, then you are already on the back foot with your partner. I guess the couples who make a joint Facebook account are a level up.

But that’s what we’re facing in Episode 2. Joelle and Reggie are an unspoken couple in the eyes of their peers, but an admirer bugs Reggie, and that person is Rashid, who does not seem to back down regardless of Joelle’s status. Also, it feels strange around Reggie and Samantha, so the pressure to change the Facebook status comes sooner rather than later.

Strangely, as soon as they become “official” Reggie becomes immediately distant with Joelle, taking himself out of attendance for the Moses Brown meet-up at a nearby cafe to play video games. Joelle is already struggling with the Dear White People radio show, and she needs Reggie for support.

At the end of the chapter, Moses and Reggie meet up and revisit the infamous night of the party when a cop pulled out a gun. They have a lot in common, and time passes, and Reggie forgets he was meant to spend the night with Joelle. Once again, he apologizes, but Rashid is still lurking, and before Joelle meets Reggie, he confesses his love for her. She rejects him, and he immediately unfollows her on Facebook. When Joelle gets to Reggie’s, she is clearly frustrated.

Dear White People season 3, episode 2 details the irony of relationships and friendships on social media.

Winchester Observations

  • Reggie has taken a keen interest in Moses and his new application that improves a black person’s emotional and mental wellbeing.
  • Moses Brown announces there will no longer be any Campus Police.

Our coverage does not stop here. Read the recap of episode 3 by clicking these words.

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