The New Black

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The New Black

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Yoruba Richen
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 80 Minutes
  1. Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The New Black
Tackling the misconception that African-Americans are more homophobic than any other group in the United States, The New Black offers a nuanced perspective on the intersections of race, sexuality, religion and politics. Shot during the run-up to Maryland’s historic 2012 referendum on same-sex marriage, the film follows activists on both sides of the debate, revealing a rich diversity within black America. For Richen, the conflict over same-sex marriage is tied up not only with the struggle to define black family, but also with the legitimacy of black participation and acceptance in American society. (Digital presentation)


Sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Gender Studies and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Nzingha Kendall.