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The Netflix adaptation of the 1929 novel 'Passing,' about a light-skinned Black woman who passes as white, was personal for filmmaker Rebecca Hall: Her grandfather and mother also passed as white.

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A relative of mine knows a guy whose mom and grandmother were paid by Downtown Boston businesses to spot passing ppl back in the day, to prevent them from entering the CityOfBoston stores like Filene's Basement etc. The women got paid REALLY well to out The Culture.Ah, Boston... Movie was horribly written. I quit watching and rating it thumbs down 👎🏾 a little less than half way through.

what does 'passing' mean? you're like 85% european so people say you're white?

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