These stories show that race still matters a great deal in the United States.
Individuals of multiracial backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population in many parts of the world.
In fact, Latinos have increasingly found themselves being singled out for stops, detentions and investigations with the ramping up of resources committed to immigration enforcement.
Citizens like Tiburcio Briceno might've thought they'd never be threatened with deportation but darker skin and a Mexican accent can make you a target as well.
Black people were subjected to interrogations and harassment and whippings and other physical punishment -- even death -- if they were determined to have run away.
Like modern-day racial profiling, a black person's skin color, not their actions, made them subject to discriminatory treatment from law enforcement.