In this pin the child's race cannot be determined by looking at her, like so many other people nationality and culture play a major role in determining what race a person identifies with. Race although mostly seen as visual is more internal.
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?" Gabrielle Roth