Meet 11-year-old Twin Sisters MARCIA MILLIE MADGE BIGGS and MILLIE MARCIA MADGE BIIGS of BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND!!!
They are the daughters of their Black father MICHAEL BIGGS, who is of JAMAICAN descent, and their White mother AMADA WANKLIN, who is a native of ENGLAND.
Twin Sisters MARCIA and MILLIE BIGGS were chosen as the cover story for THE RACE ISSUE of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Editor-in-Chief SUSAN GOLDBERG is both the First Woman and First Jew to hold the post of EIC, and, she penned an open letter on why the magazine decided to devote an entire issue to the issue of RACE.
SUSAN GOLDBERG summarizes;
“until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States . . . . Meanwhile it pictured ‘natives’ elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages—every type of cliché,” she wrote in the letter with the headline, “For Decades, Our Coverage was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.”
The 21-century understanding of human genetics tells us that the whole idea of race is a human invention."
“And yet 50 years after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., racial identity has reemerged as a fundamental dividing line in our world.”The cover title clearly reads BLACK And WHITE.
The tagline reads These TWIN SISTERS Make US Rethink EVERYTHING We THOUGHT We KNOW About RACE.
The second tagline reads These TWINS, ONE BLACK And ONE WHITE, WILL Make YOU Rethink RACE.
What this cover, this article, and; the open letter are having Yours Truly CCG to believe is that Susan Goldberg and National Geographic STLL Do NOT Know ANYTHING About RACE.
Photo @Hammond_Robin. I had the privilege of shooting the cover of this month’s special issue on Race. 11 year old twins Millie (right) and Marcia (left) are from Birmingham, United Kingdom. Their mother calls them her “rainbow twins.” “They’re my miracles” she says. Race is a made-up label used to define and separate us. In its special race issue, @NatGeo reports on the origins of scientific racism and how it has defined society as we know it. #IDefineMe. I’ll be sharing more images from the cover shoot and the feature I shot on genetics and race at @Hammond_Robin