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      How Jack Became Black

      Released Jun 1, 2018 1 hr. 24 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 86% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score The recent births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele's family, coincided with a startling projection: by the year 2050, at least 20 percent of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this fate mean to a nation that has been tormented by race throughout its history? Born to a black father and a Jewish mother, Steele has long battled the forces of identity politics, from college campuses to places of employment. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Very well written and produced. Provides an emerging perspective on race that needs to grow in a way that still respects the fight for justice and equal rights. The last half of a star was not given because it did not provide for a method for that fight to proceed in a post identity politic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member ha i have not seen the moie but form the tittle it looks racis and bad im only 5 sorry Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member americans need to see documentaries like this. most have no idea how government at all levels forces people into inaccurate and unwanted "racial" classifications. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Highly recommend this movie to challenge your thinking about identity politics and how it's unintended consequences. We live in a culture that is obsessed with putting people into categories based race, gender, and religion rather than focusing on people as individuals. It's kind of amazing that we live in a society where we are told that there is an infinite number of genders that you could be, but you must choose a race that is one of five categories. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A powerful and incisive look into the danger of embracing identity politics. You'll never look at race the same way again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Great and powerful film. There is nothing like it out there. Most films on race talk down to you. This one doesn't. This is our future, America, and we better get talking. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chauncey K. Robinson People's World [The movie] presents many questions, provides a few conclusions, and ultimately adds to the complex discussion of race in America. Oct 11, 2018 Full Review Christian Toto HollywoodInToto.com Subversive in the very best of ways. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 2, 2018 Full Review Alan Ng Film Threat I recommend this film not because I agree or disagree with Steele's premise and conclusions, but because of his honesty, his guts to challenge politically-correct ideas, and the thought-provoking questions he asks. Rated: 8/10 Jul 2, 2018 Full Review Harvey S. Karten Big Apple Reviews Thought-provoking documentary made by a man of mixed race who objects to applications asking for race or ethnicity. Rated: B+ May 29, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The recent births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele's family, coincided with a startling projection: by the year 2050, at least 20 percent of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this fate mean to a nation that has been tormented by race throughout its history? Born to a black father and a Jewish mother, Steele has long battled the forces of identity politics, from college campuses to places of employment.
      Director
      Eli Steele
      Screenwriter
      Eli Steele
      Production Co
      Man of Steel Productions
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 1, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2018