The number of Americans who identify as multiracial is growing at three times faster than the normal population, and like virtually all people of color, they have encountered racism in their lives. Even within their closest circles.
Family relationships across races add another layer of complication for people who are already straddling two or more worlds.
At least in the US, a vast majority of multiracial people (roughly 90%) say they have not been mistreated by a relative or extended family member because of their mixed-race background. But it still happens.
So when Twitter user NFTina Turner tweeted “I don’t think the racism mixed race kids face from their own families is discussed enough,” people responded with their own personal experiences.