But in Mexico, apparently it does. Worse, the original photographer who released the photo of her on Facebook sparked a response from authorities challenging whether the child’s parents were actually hers. Race shouldn’t matter in child welfare. But it absolutely does. If a child is white, blond, and meets European standards of beauty, she’ll be valued, protected, searched for and vindicated in much grater numbers than a child with darker skin. It’s shameful and deadly accurate.