Showtime to Debut Docuseries on Race


Showtime Documentary Films is set to premiere everything’s gonna be all white, a three-part docuseries exploring the history of race in the United States, on February 11.

Directed by Sacha Jenkins (Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James), the series features insight from historians, cultural commentators, actors, activists and artists to dissect the effects of race-based decisions and policies on people of color. Topics include Mt. Rushmore, General Custer and the generational fight for Indigenous land.

Those included in everything’s gonna be all white are Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. Nell Irvin Painter, Jemele Hill, Amanda Seales, Favianna Rodriguez, Tamika Mallory, Styles P, Margaret Cho, Dr. Nick Estes and more.

Showtime will debut the first episode on-air on February 11. All three parts, along with a bonus episode, will be available on-demand on the same day.

The series is produced by Mass Appeal for Showtime Documentary Films.

“We are living in a time where people believe what they believe based on what they want to be true,” said Jenkins. “Somehow, journalism has become the enemy. People are living in glass houses that resemble fun houses—mirrored rooms that distort the faces of both loved ones and foes. But this scribe will say that what you are about to witness is the embodiment of the collected feelings of folks of color in America. An undistorted view of our collective truth. This is how America has treated us. This is how we feel. Freedom of speech and all of that jazz, buddy! America is all about that.”