Little White Lie: How A Black And Jewish Woman Spent The First Half Of Her Life Believing She Was White

November 21, 2014  |  

Several months ago, we told you Lacey Schwartz. Lacey, who may look undeniably Black, actually spent most of her life passing for White. Perhaps passing is the wrong word. Lacey Schwartz, with her brown skin and curly hair believed she was a White, Jewish girl.

That’s what her entire family told her. They attributed the features that set her a part from the rest of her family to her Sicilian grandfather. It wasn’t until her university sent her a letter inviting her to join the Black Student Union, after Schwartz sent a picture, did she realize it was time to take her questions to her mother.

And that’s when her mother came clean about an extra marital affair with an African American man. You can get a more detailed story about Schwartz’s past in the first story we wrote. This very unique story inspired Schwartz to complete a documentary about her life. The film is being screened in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and a few other theaters. You can get screening information here.

But in the meantime, check out the trailer here.

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