Hello Meltingpot Readers,
Back in 2015, I wrote about a fascinating documentary called, Little White Lie. It was about one woman’s search for her true racial identity, after years believing she was White. That filmmaker was Lacey Schwartz and now she has directed a new digital documentary series that also explores race, biracial identity and Blackness. The series is called The Loving Generation and is available for viewing on the new digital storytelling platform Topic.com.
From the Topic.com website:
” The Loving Generation tells the story of a generation of Americans born to one black parent and one white parent. Their narratives provide a fascinating and unique window into the borderland between “blackness” and “whiteness”, and, in some cases, explode fixed ideas about race and identity.”
There are four 10-minute episodes in the series and each one will be released on a Tuesday during the month of February. Get ready to view episode two tomorrow. As the Black mother of three biracial children who all look racially different, I will be watching all four parts of this series and taking notes. For my sake and my children’s sake, I’m really happy that smart people are exploring Blackness, Whiteness and what it means to be neither.
Have any of you watched The Loving Generation yet? What did you think? I’m totally listening.