Dubbed “a warmhearted domestic drama,” by Syracuse Post Standard, White Chocolate follows Professor Walt Williams and his wife, Ruby, who are finding that life in small town white America is not as idyllic as it seems. Walt’s preoccupation with achieving tenure in the “publish or perish” world of academia is slowly but surely alienating him from his daughter, Lily, and son, Victor. Further complicating matters is the fact that Lily is smitten with Rich, a white teenager. Additionally, she and her college-dropout brother are assuming provincial identities that threaten to derail their father’s ambitious goal of seeing them become high-powered black professionals.
A collision of richly drawn characters, White Chocolate is a story of family and culture and a modern exploration of issues class, color, and interracial relationships and their impact both on the individuals and the communities within which they reside.