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Dear White People (2014)
Dear White People works as a classic college comedy (will the guy get the girl who's too smart for him, but likes him anyway?), but more importantly, the film does a great public service in explaining away the idea of reverse racism.
In Gugu Mbatha-Raw's breakout role, she plays a real woman born in England in the 1700s, caught between the privileges her money provided her and the place in society she held based on the color of her skin. Belle is the only lead played by a person of color, but this is very much her story and her film.
Sister Act 2 (1993)
Whoopi saves the kids, and Lauryn Hill saves a previously dull hymn in a film that clearly shows that teens in a failing inner-city school don't need a heroic white teacher to rescue them.
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, best known for Love and Basketball, this story is part forbidden romance, part nightmarish stage-mother saga.