Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

7. What race are the children in these photos?

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What race are the children in these photos?
What race are the children in these photos?
What race are the children in these photos?
What race are the children in these photos?
photos: Lisa Southwick & SSGT Lanie McNeal, USAF (U.S. soldier)

In looking at these children’s physical features relative to their parents’, what thoughts come to mind? What might it mean to a child to be seen as the race of only one parent? Can you see how clear-cut racial categories function to hide a multiracial reality?

 

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