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Asia's biracial children face challenge and opportunity

Prejudice remains widespread but global antiracist movements have helped

Popular Thai vlogger Natthawadee "Suzie" Waikalo, who has a Thai mother and an African father, says Thais with an African or African American parent generally face greater discrimination. (From Natthawadee "Suzie" Waikalo's Facebook page)

CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Born of a Thai mother and an African father, the popular Thai vlogger Natthawadee "Suzie" Waikalo says she was bullied by her schoolteachers and once fired from a job because her bosses said her color "made the company look bad." At times, she says, passengers on buses have moved away when she has sat next to them.

Angela Yeung Wing, whose parents are Chinese and German, has become a supermodel, successful entrepreneur and actress in two Hollywood movies and several Chinese blockbusters. Popularly known as "Angelababy," she has more than 100 million social media followers across China. The reported bill for her 2015 wedding was $31 million.

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