Netflix's "Dear White People" is filled with great characters, however, we do favor some more than others.
7. Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell)Oh, Troy. We honestly don't know how we feel about Troy. He's not our favorite, but we also don't hate him. He's school president so we get that he has to please everyone. We also got to see a little more of his rebellious personality when he went against his father, which seems like it's something that he's been trying to do for basically his entire life.
6. Samantha White (Logan Browning)Sam is definitely cool and down with the cause, but she can be slightly annoying at times. Yay for her "Dear White People" podcast, but sometimes she needs to just chill. Also, she cheated on her boyfriend Gabe with Reggie despite the former being nothing but supportive of her and everything she does.
5. Gabe Mitchell (John Patrick Amedori)Summer bae a.k.a. Gabe is a decent guy. He definitely can be seen as an ally -- even though sometimes he feels like he's also being blamed for all white people's wrongs -- but for the most part, he gets it. Plus, he's nothing but good to Sam.
4. Lionel Higgins (DeRon Horton)Lionel is quiet and a little awkward, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have some chutzpah in him.He decided to lose an exclusive scoop in order to help out his community and he called out someone on their bulls---. We can mess with Lionel.
3. Joelle Brooks (Ashley Blaine Featherson)Joelle is the best friend everyone wants to have and needs. She always has Sam's back, even when she's wrong, and she even comforted Reggie when he was down in the dumps over Sam's new relationship. Joelle is a strong and hilarious character, but she's always putting others' needs before her own.
2. Reggie Green (Marque Richardson)Reggie is probably the chillest dude on the show. Most of the time, he's just minding his own business and in his feelings over Sam White. He's also not afraid to stand up for what he believes in to the fullest extent. Go Reggie.
1. Colandrea "Coco" Conners (Antoinette Robertson) Coco may come off as pompous at times as she seems like she wants to distance herself from her blackness, but there's a lot more to her we don't immediately see. Coco is very much aware of the plight of the black community and race relations, but she's been through so much already in her life that she's chosen to chill on fighting the system all the time to increase her chances of survival as a black woman.