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