In the photograph below by newspaper photographer Joseph Crachiola, there are 5 friends hugging. It was taken in 1973 by Joseph Crachiola and it features 5 children that don’t see color. Two children are white and three children are black and the viral photo is a scene of pure bliss and friendship.
The kids in Joseph Crachiola’s iconic photo don’t see color and they don’t care. They are 5 friends who love each other and adults should learn to see the world through children’s eyes.
In July 1973, photographer Joseph Crachiola captured a spontaneous moment while walking the streets of Mount Clemens, Michigan, of 5 kids playing and hugging each other.
H/t: Daily Mail
According to Joseph Crachiola, “The world seems to be filled with misunderstanding, which often leads to anger, fear, and ultimately hatred and violence. Whether it is violence based on race or gender or religious or political differences, it all seems very unnecessary to me. The simple message is that we are all human. We all bleed the same. I think we all want the same basic things out of life – to live in peace and have food and shelter and to be loved. Maybe I am naive or overly idealistic. I’m a product of the sixties. I grew up thinking that we could end war and that basic human justice was a real possibility. I get very cynical sometimes about the state of the world and our society in particular, but when I look at those kids it makes me think we could learn a lot from their innocence.”
The Black Live Matter movement was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime. Since then, there have been multiple instances of other violent acts against black people. Let’s rebuild the Black liberation movement together and help end the violence.
Please share this beautiful photo captured by Joseph Crachiola of 5 friends in Detroit hugging and having fun together with your friends and family.