There is a new documentary that has surfaced and it’s called “I’m Bi-Racial…Not Black Damn It!”
It is produced and directed by Carolyn Battle Cochrane who is exploring the world of all those living with two or more ethnicities inside their immediate family. It can be cruel, tough, back breaking work for those that are of other cultures coming up in a predominantly black neighborhood, much less anyplace else on Earth.
But with our plethora of identity issues in the black community, it is just like Frank Sinatra said, “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” Being “light skinned”, bi-racial, or anything that brings attention to yourself in the black community will get you started on your “rite of passage.” I haven’t walked a mile in the director’s shoes, but I kinda think she should’ve thought about that title just a little more. It screams, “I don’t like the black in me.” Which leads us back to our innate prejudice that is sometimes projected on to those we encounter, whether black or white and we sometimes make our own problems.
But hey, she even agrees that there needs to be NEW DIALOGUE on the matter. Check it out! It seems to be quite thought provoking and mind opening: