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Mixed-race people open up on how their families were racist to them and it's an eye-opener

Biracial people are sharing how their families constantly made race an issue which traumatized many as they grew up.

Mixed-race people open up on how their families were racist to them and it's an eye-opener
Group of friends sitting on a gate in a field - stock photo/Getty Images Inset: Twitter/saphmar_

Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey has thrown light on institutional racism, pointing to deep-rooted issues within the Royal family and the media. One of the striking moments in the interview was when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed that at least one member of the Royal family was concerned about the color of their child's skin. Markle, who's biracial, revealed that her race was a factor in the treatment meted out to her and her son, Archie. Prince Harry also backed up comments made by Meghan. The couple was also told that Archie wouldn't be receiving the royal title of Prince, which also denied him security. "In those months when I was pregnant, all around the same time...we have in tandem the conversation of [whether] he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title. And also, concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born," said Meghan, reported Hollywood Reporter. She also revealed that she contemplated suicide as she felt increasingly alienated and oppressed within the rigid structures of the royal family. 

Many biracial people could relate to what Meghan Markle was experiencing and revealing the many instances of racism meted out to them by the 'white' side of their respective families. Biracial people opened up after Twitter user, Kemah Bob, drew attention to the fact that many mixed-race people often experienced racism from their own families. Here are some of the many tweets elaborating on the various experiences of racism they experienced from within the family.

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