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16 Powerful Portraits Of Interracial Couples And The Racist Comments They’ve Received

Published 8 months ago

We don’t live in a post-racism world. Donna Pinckley documents the struggle of mixed raced couples in her “Sticks and Stones” project. She takes pictures of couples in the Southern states of the US and couples them with the insults that were thrown at them. An image of vitriolic and perplexing racism emerges.

The project was inspired by a girl from one of Pinckley’s photo projects. “Her mother and I were catching up in the kitchen when she told me of the cruel taunts hurled at her daughter for dating a boy of another race,” Pinckley wrote on her website. “As she was speaking I was reminded of another mother in another kitchen many years ago, whose daughter had been the object of similar racial slurs. What struck me was the resilience of both couples in the face of derision, their refusal to let others define them”

More info: donnapinckley.com (h/t: featureshoot)

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“Don’t like black women?”

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“They are disgusting”

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“Look at you taking anotherone of our good black men”

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“There are other black girls out there”

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“All she wants from you is a green card”

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“You’ll never be able to give her what a white man could”

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“Why are you with her?”

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“No other man will ever want you”

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“I’ll bet your parents are really proud of you”

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“Bitches like that are the reason why we can’t get a good black man”

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“Wouldn’t you rather date someone your own race?”

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“What are you doing hanging out with n*****s?”

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“What’s wrong with American women? Don’t you like American women?”

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“If she can’t use your comb, don’t bring her home!”

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“You must like ‘Milky Way'”

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“I told you a black woman lived with a white man at that house”

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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black and white photography, couple photography, couples, Donna Pinckley, interracial couples, love, mixed race couples, photography, portrait photography, racism, relationships, Sticks and Stones
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