Interracial Couples Share The Appalling Things People Have Said To Them

Via Buzzfeed.

Donna Pinckley photographs interracial couples and writes the negative comments they have been subjected to underneath.

Two years ago, photographer Donna Pinckley took a portrait of a young woman with her African-American boyfriend. Afterwards, Donna chatted with the subject’s mother in the kitchen, where she was told of the cruel taunts hurled at her daughter for dating a boy of another race.

“What struck me was the resilience of both couples in the face of derision,” says Donna, “their refusal to let others define them.”

Photographing mainly in Arkansas, but also in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Donna began taking portraits of interracial couples of all ages. Here is her photo project Sticks and Stones.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Bitches like that are the reason we can’t get a good black man.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Don’t like black women?

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

I’ll bet your parents are really proud of you.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

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

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

I told you a black woman lived with a white man in that house!

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Look at you taking another one of our Good Black Men.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

No other man will ever want you.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

There are other black girls out there.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

What’s wrong with American women? Do you not like American women?

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

What are you doing hanging out with nxxxxxs?

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

White men have taken everything, including our women.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Why are you with her?

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Why is he with her? He has all of us beautiful black women to choose from!

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

Wouldn’t you rather date someone your own race?

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

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

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

You must like Milky Way.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

All she wants from you is a green card.

Donna Pinckley / donnapinckley.com

They are disgusting.

Donna is continuing her photo project Sticks and Stones and is looking for couples willing to participate.

Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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