Mixed-Race People Are Sharing The Racism They’ve Experienced From Family Members in Response to Meghan Markle Interview

@IWillStabGod via Twitter

If you watched the highly anticipated interview with Oprah and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that aired Sunday night on CBS, you might’ve been shocked by some of things that have been going on behind closed doors—including some racist remarks toward Markle and her son, Archie.

In the interview, Meghan, who is biracial, told Oprah that Harry had been subjected to “many conversations” about how dark their then-unborn baby, Archie’s, skin tone might be. “They were concerned that if he were too brown, that that would be a problem?” Oprah asked.

The couple confirmed that was the case and even went on to say the royal family told them their child would not be given a royal title nor security protection that the institution would typically afford to someone in his position.

This really struck a chord with many viewers, including one Twitter user, Kemah Bob, who stated that there are many mixed-race couples who often face racism within their own families, and it isn’t talked about enough.

People who are living it agree—and have spoken up. Here are some of the top responses to to the tweet that show there are many mixed-race people experiencing racism from their own family members.

Did you know racism can exist among family members? Have you or someone you know ever had experiences like these?