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.
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.
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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.
Dear Black PeopleEdit
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.
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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. 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.
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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.
A Mourning SamEdit
The Trip AheadEdit
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.
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|Colandrea Conner's Appearances|
- “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]
- See Gallery.
- ↑ The Abortion Storyline On 'Dear White People's Highlights How Women Find Power In Making Their Own Decisions, According to Antoinette Robertson
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dear White People
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 1: Chapter VI
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 1: Chapter I
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 1: Chapter IV
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 1: Chapter X
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 2: Chapter III
- ↑ Dear White People: Volume 2: Chapter IV
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 Dear White People: Volume 2: Chapter IX
|Winchester Student Body|
|Armstrong-Parker House||Al • Rashid Bakr • Brooke • Joelle Brooks • Charise • Coco Conners • Dejon • Elizabeth • Troy Fairbanks • Reggie Green • Lionel Higgins • James • Karen • Kordell • Martin • Kelsey Philips (Sorbet) • Sungmi • Tracey • Samantha White|
|Blakey Graduate House||Gabe Mitchell • Milo • Vanessa|
|Davis House||Amy • Abigail • Clifton • Dave • Ethan • Gordon • Max • Silvio Romo|
|Garmin Club House||Colin • Gordon • Jeffrey • Kurt Fletcher • Mitch • Nate|
|Webster House||Trevor King|
|Others|| Addison • Alexis • Wesley Alvarez • Annie • Annie • AJ • Becca • Christina • Conner • Deondre • Elisa • Eva • George • Ikumi • Jamila • Jasmine • Jeanette • Josh • Leo • Thane Lockwood • Mehar • Mikah • Miko • Nelson • Paige • Sabrina • Tanika • Thad • Theadora • Todd • Topper • Tristan • Vijal • Zak