‘You don’t have to look black to be black’: The complex racial identity of a tiny Ohio town


In the remote Ohio town of East Jackson, which sits in the Appalachian foothills, residents have for decades identified as black – despite the fact they appear white. Tom Silverstone and Francisco Navas visit a place where residents’ racial lines have been blurred to invisibility

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3 Responses to ‘You don’t have to look black to be black’: The complex racial identity of a tiny Ohio town

  1. I am always surprised when I hear that people have to mention their race all the time in official places (it is also mentioned in some countries’ passports, why?), why is that? Was the lady applying for a job? I did not get that. If I had a say, we would do away with these categorizing in races, I think we could even drop the category gender, also in the passports.

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