Roberta Oiler, center, stands along with her daughters Janelle Stanley and Jessica Keaton in East Jackson, Ohio. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/The Guardian
Numerous residents in East Jackson had been raised to recognize as black colored. But exactly what dictates competition: in your geographical area, your DNA, the history youвЂ™re taught?
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T he stale, smoky atmosphere around Clarice Shreck heaves. She takes a long hit of air through the pipe under her nose. She leans ahead, moving in her own armchair, before releasing her raspy smokerвЂ™s laugh, which can be smudged down an additional later on by her smokerвЂ™s coughing.
The pale girl with frizzy grey-streaked locks commands her on-and-off partner of over two decades, Jimmy вЂ“ that is in one associated with few white families in East Jackson вЂ“ to fetch her bag.