The Loving Generation Explores Blackness, Whiteness and the Spaces Between

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.

Peace!

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2 Thoughts to “The Loving Generation Explores Blackness, Whiteness and the Spaces Between”

  1. Ms. Meltingpot

    Ivan,
    Thank you so much for sharing your perspective, I’m looking forward to sitting down with my kids, who are teens now, and watching the series. It’s so great to hear that you’ve developed a pride in your mixed identity. That’s what I hope for my children too.

    Thanks for visiting the Meltingpot.

  2. Yes I have seen the first one. I’m biracial. My parents got married in 1973 and I was born a year later. I grew up in the bible belt region of the foothills of the mountains in North Carolina.
    For years it has been virtually impossible for me to explain to people what it was like growing up mixed. There were times, I hated being mixed. There were times where I hated my parents for it. I went to an all white middle school and high school. I hated those years.
    After seeing the first one, I felt this sudden rush of relief. I wasn’t alone. That there were more just like me that had similar questions and had be treated in a similar fashion. I’m extremely proud to be mixed. I love being black and white. I have the best of both worlds.

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