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The Best Episodes of Dear White People

Every episode of Dear White People ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into 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.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:Netflix

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The best episode of "Dear White People" is "Chapter V", rated 8.2/10 from 1114 user votes. It was directed by Barry Jenkins, Chuck Hayward and written by Jack Moore. "Chapter V" aired on 4/28/2017 and is rated 0.6 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter VIII".

  • Chapter V
    8.2/10 1,114 votes

    #1 - Chapter V

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-04-28

    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.

    Director: Barry Jenkins, Chuck Hayward

    Writer: Jack Moore

  • Chapter VIII
    7.6/10 419 votes

    #2 - Chapter VIII

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Jack Moore

  • Chapter IX
    7.5/10 344 votes

    #3 - Chapter IX

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-05-04

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

    Director: Janicza Bravo

    Writer: Nastaran Dibai, Yvette Lee Bowser

  • Chapter IV
    7.2/10 352 votes

    #4 - Chapter IV

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Kimberly Peirce

    Writer: Njeri Brown

  • Chapter X
    7.1/10 649 votes

    #5 - Chapter X

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-04-28

    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.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Justin Simien

  • Chapter I
    7.1/10 415 votes

    #6 - Chapter I

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Justin Simien

  • Chapter V
    7.1/10 340 votes

    #7 - Chapter V

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Salli Richardson-Whitfield

    Writer: Leann Bowen

  • Chapter VI
    7.1/10 322 votes

    #8 - Chapter VI

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-04

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

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Jack Moore, Chuck Hayward

  • Chapter II
    7.0/10 874 votes

    #9 - Chapter II

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-04-28

    Buoyed by his front-page story on the party, shy reporter Lionel begins to come out of his shell and embrace his true identity.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Justin Simien

  • Chapter IV
    7.0/10 767 votes

    #10 - Chapter IV

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-04-28

    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.

    Director: Tina Mabry

    Writer: Njeri Brown

  • Chapter X
    7.0/10 331 votes

    #11 - Chapter X

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Justin Simien, Njeri Brown

  • Chapter I
    6.9/10 948 votes

    #12 - Chapter I

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-04-28

    As college radio host Samantha White leads the outcry over a blackface party on campus, a revelation about her love life puts her in an awkward spot.

    Director: Justin Simien

    Writer: Justin Simien

  • Chapter VI
    6.9/10 621 votes

    #13 - Chapter VI

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-04-28

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

    Director: Steven K. Tsuchida

    Writer: Leann Bowen

  • Chapter II
    6.9/10 344 votes

    #14 - Chapter II

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-05-04

    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.

    Director: Kevin Bray

    Writer: Chuck Hayward

  • Chapter III
    6.9/10 335 votes

    #15 - Chapter III

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-05-04

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

    Director: Charlie McDowell

    Writer: Justin Simien

  • Chapter III
    6.8/10 691 votes

    #16 - Chapter III

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-04-28

    Golden boy Troy schmoozes his way around campus at his dad's behest, campaigning for student body president. But his smile hides nagging doubts.

    Director: Tina Mabry

    Writer: Chuck Hayward

  • Chapter VII
    6.8/10 596 votes

    #17 - Chapter VII

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-04-28

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

    Director: Nisha Ganatra

    Writer: Jack Moore

  • Chapter VIII
    6.8/10 566 votes

    #18 - Chapter VIII

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-04-28

    To show just how pervasive Winchester's race problems are, Lionel sets out to write a feature on Troy and makes some unexpected discoveries.

    Director: Charlie McDowell

    Writer: Nastaran Dibai

  • Chapter IX
    6.8/10 607 votes

    #19 - Chapter IX

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-04-28

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

    Director: Nisha Ganatra

    Writer: Jack Moore, Chuck Hayward

  • Chapter VII
    6.8/10 324 votes

    #20 - Chapter VII

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-05-04

    After bombing at a stand-up comedy set, Troy sets out on a shroom-fueled quest to find his true voice, connecting with friends and exes along the way.

    Director: Steven K. Tsuchida

    Writer: Nastaran Dibai, Yvette Lee Bowser

  • Chapter V
    6.5/10 220 votes

    #21 - Chapter V

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-08-02

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter VIII
    6.5/10 213 votes

    #22 - Chapter VIII

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-08-02

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter X
    6.4/10 224 votes

    #23 - Chapter X

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-08-02

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter IV
    6.3/10 227 votes

    #24 - Chapter IV

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-08-02

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Chapter VII
    6.3/10 217 votes

    #25 - Chapter VII

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-08-02

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A