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It's been said, that behind every great man, is a great woman. It's been said so often, Coco actually believed it
The Narrator[src]

Colandrea "Coco" Conners is an attending economics student at Winchester University and the leading treasurer for the Coalition of Racial Equality student union. She is a major character in the indie film Dear White People, portrayed by Teyonah Parris, and the Netflix adaption series of the same name, portrayed by Antoinette Robertson.

Character

Coco lives much of her life on campus similarly to how she developed. Though she has had traumatic experiences in her childhood, she typically settles alongisde a small group of white women at Winchester and clashes heavily with her former best friend Sam, especially in terms of how they choose to live as black women.

Story

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Early Life

Coco Conners was born and raised in her early life in Hyde Park, Chicago.[2][3] There she experienced a lot of violence.

First Days

New Arrivals

To be added

Alpha Delta Rho

To be added

Audition

Coco met with producer Helmut West, submitting an audition for a new reality show.[2]

Vlogging

What do I think of Dear White People? It's blacker-than-thou propoganda.
—Coco Conners[src]

With the words of Helmut West in her mind, Coco began to record a new vlog, deciding to put forth a facade. She spoke about a girl whom asked about her hair and critcized white women that tend to tan. After uploading the video, she recorded a response to Dear White People, in which she ridiculed the show's purpose.[2]

Dear Black People

With makeup and a blonde wig atop her head, Coco entered Garmin House to attend the Dear Black People Halloween party, seeing a sea of students in varying costumes and blackface. Pulling out her phone, she began a short livestream, asking why white people were obsessed with being black and why black women are obsessed with Barbie doll wigs. Growing even more uneased by the display, she witnessed as a party attendee mocked her dialogue from a vlog. Coco calls Kurt, expressing her discomfort with the party.

Upon the arrival of the Black Student Union and a collection of other student unions and the ensuing chaos, Coco encountered Sam at the base of the stairs, in which she monologued that the white students on campus could care less about the issues black students faced and that they wish to emulate them for the night; she added that she had no desire to protest the party before storming out, removing her wig as she was pressed to tears.[2]

Black Caucus

To be added[4]

Confronting Sam

You get away with murder because you look more like them. That's your light-skin privilege. And until you come to terms with that, shut the fuck up.
—Coco Conners to Samantha White[src]

Getting ready for the day, Coco was given an envelop from underneath the door, receiving an invitation to a Pegasus party. Dining in Bechet Hall for breakfast, Coco conversed between her three friends over receiving invitations. Between their conversation, they were interrupted to a boardcast of her voice remixed and autotuned on Dear White People. Upset, she and her crew followed her to the radio booth, confronting Sam on the slander. After asking if dragging other black women was her form of activism, Coco cited Sam's light-skin privileges and addressed that if she did not come to terms with that, she had no room to speak.

Later that evening, she attends the Pegasus party with Muffy Tuttle; the women were approached by Chad Townsend, who complimented their beauty. Downstairs by the door, Coco heard as Karen called out to her, requesting to enter the gathering. Though she expressed knowing the girls, Coco shuts them out and had admitted having a power-gasm. Receiving a text from Troy, she hurries back to her dorm room to change clothes; on her way out, she finds Sam at her door, presenting an envelop to her and requesting that she did not open it in front of her before leaving. Coco eventually opens to find an apology and a goldie as a peace offering.[5]

Town Hall

to be added[6]

Pride Night

Coco accompanied Kelsey at a Pride dance party at the campus studio. The two women happily danced among the crowd until the arrival of Troy, prompting her to move elsewhere from his sights.

Returning to the dormitory, she bumps into Lionel, warning him to watch his step and to inform his roommate to stay away from her.[7]

Unexpected Surprise

Retreating to her dorm room, collapsing atop her bed while eating red licorice, Coco attempted to nap, while her roommate Kelsey Philips redecorated a shelf and consistently spoke with her. Eventually, Coco arose from the mattress, Kelsey commented on her roommate's sudden consumption of licorice. The two stared at one another, glancing at the trash bin before they hurried to it, revealing Coco's positive pregnancy test.[8]

A Mourning Sam

The Trip Ahead

Coco was informed by Tina White through text messages of the death of William White. Through their conversation, she packed her bags and luggages and hurried to the school's front, where she met concerns from Sam and Joelle on joining the two on the trip.[9]

Sorrowful Tears

to be added[9]

Funeral

to be added[9]

Attendance

Colandrea Conner's Appearances

Quotes

This might come as a shock to you, but these people don't give a fuck about no Harriet motherfucking Tubman. They pay millions of dollars on their lips, their tans, their asses, Jay-Z tickets, because they want to be like us. And they got to be for a night. I'm not about to go out in the streets and protest of a fucking Halloween party.
—Coco Connors to Samantha White[src]

Gallery

See Gallery.

References

Navigation

Winchester Student Body
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Bechet House

Chad TownsendDanielleEmilySofia FletcherMuffy Tuttle

Blakey Graduate House Gabe MitchellMiloVanessa
Davis House AmyAbigailCliftonDaveEthanGordonMaxSilvio Romo
Garmin Club House ColinGordonJeffreyKurt FletcherMitchNate
Webster House Trevor King
Others AddisonAlexisWesley AlvarezAnnieAnnieAJBeccaChristinaConnerDeondreElisaEvaGeorgeIkumiJamilaJasmineJeanetteJoshLeoThane LockwoodMeharMikahMikoNelsonPaigeSabrinaTanikaThadTheadoraTopperTristanVijalZak
For a full list of minor characters, see List of Minor Characters.