goldie3 (goldie3) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Meghan Markle Shared The Moment She Realized Whiteness Wouldn’t Protect Her



Some excerpts:

"It’s easy to critique Markle as someone who would have ignorantly upheld an archaic and notedly racist establishment if they had just been nicer to her, but that fails to acknowledge how many Black people (especially ones who look like Markle) cling to whiteness and hold onto faith in institutions that have historically harmed us right up until the inevitable moment they let us down. "
"Markle’s experience is not the same as so many Black women who don’t have to imagine what would have happened if she were darker because we live in that truth every day. But the specifics of her story are still all-too familiar. "

Unfortunately another royal post. But I wanted to put forward a Black woman's perspective on this. And I thought the author's (Kathleen Newman-Bremang) point of view was pretty balanced.

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Tags: race / racism, royalty / royal family
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