Phylicia Rashad, her older brother Andrew (called Tex) & younger sister, Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico to escape US racism. She also has another brother, Hugh Allen (a real estate banker in North Carolina). Their mother, Vivian Ayers, decided to live there to give the Allen children a brief experience of not having to endure the chronic racism and segregation that was typical of Texas during the 1950s.
Actress Debbie Allen, husband Norman Nixon and Phylicia Rahad attending 65th Annual Academy Awards on March 29, 1993 at the Dorothy Chander Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)