Inbred Family-The Whitakers

Soft White Underbelly video and portraits of The Whitakers, an inbred family from Odd, West Virginia. The individuals in this video are brothers and sisters, except for Timmy who is a nephew. The two portraits are from my book Created Equal, which was published by Steidl in 2010, which is out of print now and difficult to find. The first portrait in this video is of Ray, Timmy and Freddie, who passed away in 2016. The second portrait is of sisters Lorraine (holding a small child who is a relative) and Barbara. This was my fourth visit and I’ve given the family a financial gift each time.
I've created a Soft White Underbelly GoFundMe campaign to get the Whitaker family a new home, clothing and food. Here's a link:



  • I hope this generation either goes outside the family to have children or decides not too have children. 😔

    Toppy CatToppy Cat19 dakika önce
  • Those dogs are such a blessing, like really look at how calm the little one is 🥺

    Haley Tuck TuckHaley Tuck Tuck22 dakika önce
  • Can people as such see "Racism" ?? I doubt it very much. I think Donald Trump et al could learn a hell of a lot from people as such. No one in this world, deserves to to be vilified - despite Social, Racial, sexual and many other divisions.

    Aquarian Aged7Aquarian Aged725 dakika önce
  • maybe i have to break up with my sister.... i dont want my childeren to be like this.

    NL LukeNL Luke28 dakika önce
  • If you hadn't told is West Virginia, I still would have thought that is where you were.

    Dried NoodlesDried Noodles37 dakika önce
  • What does inbred and family mean when they come together? Someone please explain??

    Hey man, I’m Korg, and this is my friend MeekHey man, I’m Korg, and this is my friend Meek42 dakika önce
  • Is the dog inbred too 😂😂😂

    99999946 dakika önce
  • I am confused, how is this family inbred? Is that what caused them issues or is it some other kind of issue? That is not clear.

    snoopy1702snoopy170259 dakika önce
  • Why are they inbred ? Clearly it’s a whole community outside of their home? And they aren’t related so why did they continue to have kids with each other 😟🤔🤔

    shygirlcomplexshygirlcomplexSaatler önce
  • Places like West Virginia just ugh

    Frederick JordenFrederick Jorden2 saatler önce
  • Rey thinks hes a dog lmao hill billies

    Graville MwgGraville Mwg2 saatler önce
  • The movie "The Hills have eyes " came to mind.

    Games TVGames TV2 saatler önce
  • Is their current home too dilapidated to improve its structural integrity? Or is that the intent? I think moving them, at this stage of their lives, might cause greater harm than good.

    EricsArchiveEricsArchive2 saatler önce
  • Omgoodness. Ray broke my heart! The way he communicates. At first I thought it was the dog barking until I realized it was him. He seems excited to talk and share so much!

    Racheal SilburnRacheal Silburn2 saatler önce
  • Americans....

    King RamaKing Rama2 saatler önce
  • It seems like Ray really wants to have friends. There's something very pure and sweet about him.

    C WiltonC Wilton2 saatler önce
  • I have a neigbor named Ray.....he doesnt bark though.

    Sal AltieriSal Altieri3 saatler önce
  • How do I always end up on this side of TRvision?

    Jordyn HareJordyn Hare3 saatler önce
  • These people are more likely a byproduct of not being taught how to do anything.

    Joe SchmoeJoe Schmoe3 saatler önce
  • Alabama slammer

    Ya ALLAH ya Muhammed ya aliYa ALLAH ya Muhammed ya ali5 saatler önce
  • Wow.....

    Bandana REDBandana RED6 saatler önce
  • Countryyyyy rooooooads

    Andrea SsspoAndrea Ssspo6 saatler önce
  • Them dogs love ray.

    Jay JayJay Jay7 saatler önce
  • How sad. So the incest was between the parents?

    Stomp the DragonStomp the Dragon7 saatler önce
  • This a fine example of the movie WRONG TURN

    oldskoolbassvan9oldskoolbassvan97 saatler önce
  • It's so sad to see them live in such squalor, I would hope that the community/ habitat for humanity would come together and give their beloved a head stone and maybe fix up their place and remove all the trash for them.

    Daisy MaeDaisy Mae8 saatler önce
  • Whoever these parents were were fucked up

    Connor HartyConnor Harty9 saatler önce
  • I sure wish I knew why Appalachia is the only place we hear of inbreeding. What causes it ?

    Anna LisaAnna Lisa9 saatler önce
  • 9:40 did he put a dip in ?

    Dimebag WarriorDimebag Warrior9 saatler önce
  • Their dog is the only healthy one among them

    CCTOYCCCCTOYCC9 saatler önce
  • i just wanna set the house on fire at night, good thing i got this old dump's address jk lol

    Nancy DrewNancy Drew10 saatler önce
    • Not that funny of a joke though is it?

      Max PoloMax Polo6 saatler önce
  • I read more toxic comments on a simple wholesome let's play video than this. It's just amazing to me.

    The CourierThe Courier10 saatler önce
  • Wow, I didn't think that still exists anymore

    A Peaceful SoulA Peaceful Soul10 saatler önce
  • Riiiight.

    lola bidolola bido10 saatler önce
  • Pennsylvania Kentucky West Virginia the whole stretch of the Appalachian Mountains that I've seen in my opinion are the most gorgeous place in America. Unfortunately the isolation has led to unimaginable poverty and degradation. Per capita it's the poorest place in America and it's one of the poorest places on Earth.

    Shelby BrownShelby Brown11 saatler önce
  • Imagine your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and this is the nearest house

    Jonathan StacheJonathan Stache11 saatler önce
    • Thank you for the nightmare!!

      curious birdcurious bird2 saatler önce
  • Well all the Royal families of centuries are all inbred, the ones that had disabilities they all hid them away or sent them its not so bad is it now???

    Scotty MathiesonScotty Mathieson11 saatler önce
  • CNN would be hard pressed to find the white privilege in this video. However, they’d find it nonetheless.

    M. T. WoodM. T. Wood11 saatler önce
    • Kat S White privilege is a myth in 2020. But I agree with you on your observation.

      M. T. WoodM. T. Wood2 saatler önce
    • White privilege has to to with you dont have disadvantages in your life bc of being white nothing else. Its completely separated from life struggles.

      Kat SKat S6 saatler önce
  • Rey seems like a really joyful guy I could learn alot from him.

    Daniel MerrillDaniel Merrill11 saatler önce
  • You can see Rey's excitement when he saw Mark, he really wants you to stay longer

    ApophisApophis12 saatler önce
  • I wonder why the living conditions are so subpar. That’s unfortunate, but I am happy they are healthy and surrounded by loved ones. God bless them all

    Gold SkinGold Skin12 saatler önce
  • ray seems like he has so much to say. this breaks my heart. they didn’t choose this life

    kyra kremserkyra kremser12 saatler önce
  • I can honestly say this comment section has restored my faith in humanity.... Not a bunch of hateful fools im glad to see.....

    Dago GuitaristDago Guitarist13 saatler önce
  • Go and run!! They will cut you into pieces and eat your body. Soooo scary!

    Nikola WahlNikola Wahl13 saatler önce
  • The origin of democrats...right here folks.

    Steve jonesSteve jones14 saatler önce
  • Nature can be cruel.

    TheStoneageRomeoTheStoneageRomeo14 saatler önce
  • I wish someone would buy Ray a belt or some hayband,etc it would be great to see the difference with two free hands.god bless them.

    peter donpeter don14 saatler önce
  • Oh my soooo sad....wait ten years later and has the same clothes on.

    AnnDee GundersonAnnDee Gunderson15 saatler önce
  • This is terribly heartbreaking

    Snappy CappySnappy Cappy15 saatler önce
  • Rays smile melted my heart🥺💕

    xxpotatochipzz xxxxpotatochipzz xx15 saatler önce
  • So who’s smashing the grandma loool

    Tekashi69 DadTekashi69 Dad15 saatler önce

    Alex WhiteAlex White15 saatler önce
  • Bless them, i guess not everyone has a family with support/ the perfect situation / access to education or help etc... it reassures my faith in human kindness to hear they have people next door and police to keep them safe from any hate though, good ppl in that community clearly.

    Rach EquestrianRach Equestrian15 saatler önce
  • 9 million views in 1 month SHEEEESH

    Sonics94Sonics9416 saatler önce
  • Wrong turn part 19

    ex vi terminiex vi termini16 saatler önce
  • Damn it is true about inbred genes.

    Dr. Drake RamorayDr. Drake Ramoray16 saatler önce
  • I couldn't even sit through the first minute. Too heartbreaking.

    MarllonMarllon16 saatler önce
  • Ray said his brother was buried in the ground, right over there. When the interviewer asked about his brother dying.

    Shae Williams ThompsonShae Williams Thompson17 saatler önce
  • maybe deeze wypipo ain't be deserv'n none uh mines respek. Bruh. BLM

    Rick JamesRick James18 saatler önce
  • I'm so confused bout this video

    Scooby DooScooby Doo18 saatler önce
  • That's cool neighbors look out for them. I would too. Respect and be kind to all.

    Ed Rincon, MBAEd Rincon, MBA18 saatler önce
  • I am telling you ray knows some shit went down and want to expose what’s really going on .

    John DuckJohn Duck18 saatler önce

    Raven HöhenerRaven Höhener18 saatler önce
  • I'd vibe w Ray

    ExEcExEc19 saatler önce
  • This is pretty sad.

    paisa007paisa00719 saatler önce
  • Put some chlorine in that gene pool.

    red rynored ryno19 saatler önce
  • the entire house needs to be burn down with all of em inside like to take em out of that misery

    Leo AlmanzaLeo Almanza20 saatler önce
  • Was that the dad sitting on the chair reading the news paper.. God is Big he will always love us no matter what 🙏🙏

  • Poor Ray :(

    Onyeka ObidiOnyeka Obidi20 saatler önce
  • This is absolutely incredible to watch.

    Daniel BoutwellDaniel Boutwell21 saatler önce
Inbred Family-The Whitakers