So, there has been much discussion here and other places about the movie Precious. I have the movie here yet have not watched it. I did however, watch a movie called "America" this morning. I've not heard any discussion about this. This may be because it seems to originated on Lifetime vs. the big screen. It is now a dvd and seemed to come out in Sept. in that format. Here is a link to more info about it. From the link we get this....Dr. Maureen Brennan (Rosie O'Donnell), a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a 16-year-old biracial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, which began when he was taken by authorities from his crack-addicted mother and placed into foster care as an infant. In this emotional story, Dr. Brennan works to help him open up about his painful past and discover the support and courage he needs to get his life back on track. This Lifetime Original Movie is based on the book “America” by E.R. Frank. As I read this AFTER viewing the movie, I did not glean from it that he was "bi-racial". There was a scene early on that talked about him being "too dark" and relegated to live and be cared for by Ms. Harper (Ruby Dee). While the movie Precious focused on black females, parental abuse and the saving grace of light skinned Lesbian women in Social Services, America is about a black male whose mother was hooked on crack, placed in foster care system, sexually abused by the black male parent figure and the saving grace of white females. Anyone else seen this movie; America:?: M.E.