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.

Lacey Schwartz Unearths Family Secrets in 'Little White Lie'-Audio Interview

Kim Masters and Michael Schneider, KCRW, 04/13/2015

Lacey Schwartz grew up thinking she was white. When her college labeled her a black student based on a photograph, she knew she had to get some explanations from her family.

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"

New Documentary Little White Lie Explores One Family's Long-Kept Secret

Laina Dawes, Refinery 29, 03/20/2015

When Lacey Schwartz was in nursery school, a little white boy seemed enraptured with her features. After staring at her intently, he said, "show me the color of your gums." And, she did. Over 30 years later, Schwartz, the filmmaker and principal subject of the documentary Little White Lie, recounts her first memory of feeling different.

A Filmmaker Discovers Her Biracial Identity in 'Little White Lie'

Carolyn Weaver, Voice of America, 02/24/2015

Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper middle-class Jewish family, in upstate New York, where almost everyone she knew was white. She assumed that she was, as well.

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.


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.