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‘Dear White People,’ ‘This Is America’ See Surge in Interest

  • Americans clamor for books, movies and podcasts about race
  • Netflix’s ‘When They See Us’ series also attracts viewers
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The nationwide protests against police brutality and the killing of black people have sent Americans in search of movies, books and podcasts that deal with race.

Demand for Netflix Inc.’s series “Dear White People” has surged 329%, research firm Parrot Analytics found. Interest in “When They See Us,” a 2019 series about the Central Park Five, has grown 147%, according to the firm, which gauges the popularity of shows based on social media, fan ratings and other measures.