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Bit it was that moment that inspired the 55-year-old artist to begin her portrait series, Sticks and Stones, for which she takes black-and-white pictures of a range of interracial couples and writes the cruel insults they have endured underneath the shots.
Donna, who said her interaction with the young woman and her black boyfriend reminded her of a conversation she had years before with another interracial couple, shared: 'What struck me was the resilience of both couples in the face of derision, their refusal to let others define them.'Since then, she has photographed interracial pairs of all ages in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee in an effort to 'capture how they see themselves, the world of love and trust they have created despite adversity.'Donna, who is a professor at the University of Central Arkansas, said she includes hateful insults the couple has been subjected to at the bottom of the images to serve 'as a reminder of how part of society sees them'.
Martin Luther King brought about some much needed changes.
We, as a nation have come a long way, since that time. [tags: Interracial, Marriage, Racism] - In each generation, it seems as if there is always a very controversial issue.
[tags: Interracial Marriage, Controversy, Society] - Why do people stare at interracial couples and feel betrayed by the person of the same race.