1. Double Lives
In Mississippi, a beautiful teenage transsexual, Mercedes Williamson, is killed by her gang-member boyfriend Josh. With Josh sentenced to life, a series of interviews reveals the truth behind his relationship with her.
2. Murder in Mississippi
When a black man was murdered in Jackson, Mississippi, an FBI investigation uncovered a campaign of attacks by local white kids. This episode follows the story of one of the murderers, 18-year-old Sarah Graves, as her family tried to come to terms with what she'd done and why.
Being from Mississippi, and very familiar with the second case when it happened; I am just as disgusted now as I was then. One thing that's not spoken of much is the fact that racism is alive and it goes both ways; there are some ignorant whites that hate all blacks, and there are some ignorant blacks that hate all whites! Also, in Jackson you are more likely to get pulled over for no real reason ; if you are white, and by a black cop... The bad people continue to get worse making it bad for everyone that lives here...
Amazing. The second episode is very tough to watch and boggles my mind the sheer ignorance and hate that exists in this world.
This was a gripping and well done documentary. That second episode was so heart wrenching and should be more widely broadcasted in some way. The ending where the judge still is trying to work with these families to try and change their way of thinking. It’s so powerful.
I can not explain enough how uncomfortable the second episode was for me to watch as a white person from the south. To accuse people of living in the past without reason and then follow i tup with racial slurs.... embarrassing. SO well made though. Should be mandatory in schools all over the south!
If Craig is reading this, my heart goes out to you and your family. I’m literally bawling. What a tragic and unnecessary loss of life. I will always remember James and his story.