NY House candidate Antonio Delgado’s wife opens up about the couple’s Jewish involvement
NEW YORK (JTA) — In 2014, Lacey Schwartz Delgado made headlines around the world for a documentary in which she explored a shocking family secret.
“Little White Lie” tells Schwartz Delgado’s real-life story of being raised in a white Jewish family in the upstate New York town of Woodstock. Though she had a darker complexion than other family members, she was told she had inherited her Sicilian Jewish grandfather’s skin tone.
In college, however, she could no longer ignore the reality that she didn’t look white. She confronted her mother, who eventually admitted that Schwartz Delgado’s father was actually an African-American family friend with whom she had an affair.