Description

Narrated, written, and directed by filmmaker Eli Steele, this touching documentary tells his own story and that of his two children, relating their experience as multiracial people in a world increasingly obsessed with racial categorization. Part Jewish, part Black, part Native American, part Latin, the Steele family does not fit conveniently into one racial category. Who cares, you might say? Well, for one, the Los Angeles Unified School District, which says his children must choose one race, and so one parent as more important than the other. As we learn in 'How Jack Became Black,' the reason is simply that race is about power, and those who want power have breathed new life into old racial divisions for their own purposes. Review and Trailer Here.