A biracial Jewish filmmaker refuses to shy from thorny questions of identity

Rich Tenorio, The Times of Israel, 10/06/2019

Lacey Schwartz Delgado’s dual identities as an African-American and New York Jew inform her documentary, ‘Little White Lie,’ and her current work with youth via Be’chol Lashon

NY House candidate Antonio Delgado’s wife opens up about the couple’s Jewish involvement

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 11/05/2018

JTA spoke with Lacey Schwartz Delgado on the phone last week about her involvement in her husband's campaign for Congress.

The Unbelievable Way One Woman Discovered The Truth Of Her Racial Identity

Rachel Selvin and Elisa Kreisinger, Refinery29, 07/31/2017

At first glance, Lacey Schwartz's childhood seems pretty picturesque: Raised in Woodstock, New York — a sleepy town located about 2 hours north of Manhattan — Schwartz grew up as the only child of her white, Jewish parents, enveloped by a loving community of friends and teachers.

Growing Up White Until a Family Secret Revealed She Was Not

Genetta M. Adams, The Root, 03/22/2015

Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white, Jewish girl in the predominantly white community of Woodstock, N.Y., raised by Peggy and Robert Schwartz. But what she didn’t know at the time was that her biological father was black.

“I was living in a racial closet”: Black filmmaker Lacey Schwartz on growing up white

Marissa Charles, Salon, 03/22/2015

Schwartz talks to Salon about race, privilege, family secrets and her new PBS documentary "Little White Lie"

Meet the biracial woman who grew up believing she was white until uncovering her mother's affair with the African American father she never knew she had

Erica Tempesta, DailyMail, 01/23/2015

A woman who grew up believing that she was a white Jewish girl with two Caucasian parents has created a powerful documentary which details her discovery that her biological father is actually a black man with whom her mother had a brief affair.

Review: ‘Little White Lie’ ignites emotional family drama over identity

Martin Tsai, The Los Angeles Times, 11/26/2014

Reared as a “nice Jewish girl,” filmmaker Lacey Schwartz had harbored doubts about her identity since high school.

Movie Review: 'Little White Lie' ignites emotional family drama over identity

Martin Tsai, , 11/26/2014

Reared as a "nice Jewish girl," filmmaker Lacey Schwartz had harbored doubts about her identity since high school. She finally pressed her parents for answers and has captured her discovery with the documentary "Little White Lie."

Documentary reveals Jewish mother’s ‘Little White Lie’

Rebecca Spence, JTA, 08/11/2014

When Lacey Schwartz celebrated her bat mitzvah more than two decades ago in her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., a synagogue-goer turned to her and said, “It’s so nice to have an Ethiopian Jew in our midst.”


Documentary explores racial identity

Inte, , 01/01/1970

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz has an intriguing and compelling personal story to tell in her documentary, “Little White Lie,” screening at 3 p.m. at the Philadelphia Film Festival (PJFF) Pre-Fest, taking place Sunday at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.


Little White Lie

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

Little White Lie is a documentary about Schwartz's childhood in a white, middle-class, Jewish household in Woodstock. Although her skin is darker than the rest of the family, Schwartz grew up believing she inherited her looks from a Sicilian grandfather. When she started college at Georgetown University, she was admitted as a black student based on her photo.

'Little White Lie' uncovers biracial identity

Naomi Pfefferman, Jewish Journal, 03/11/2015

When Being Black Is a Family Secret

Susan Reimer-Torn, Forward, 01/02/2015

When Lacey Schwartz was accepted at Georgetown University, it was a dream come true. It also blew the lid off a tightly-guarded secret.

A Secret Falls From the Family Tree, and a Girl's Identity Branches Out

Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times, 11/23/2014

Director exposes family secret in a 'Little White Lie'

Colette Greenstein, The Bay State Banner, 11/13/2014

Not black or white

Robert Wiener, New Jersey Jewish News, 10/20/2014

Learning from Little White Lies

Lindsey Newman, Jewish&, 08/03/2014

Identity and race is something we all need to be able to talk about—even as Jews.