“I also make it a point to always be photographed with black or brown people. Academic journals could learn a thing or two from my selfless efforts.
But we have to be culturally sensitive when taking those photographs. On a recent visit to Africa, we asked to take a picture with a family we were visiting but I noticed that they unfortunately had sofas and chairs in their living room. This is the downside of globalization.
So we asked them to remove the furniture and took the photograph with all of us sitting on the floor. Which looked way more authentic.”