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The Pox @ Vox - Yes, the UK media's coverage of mulatto social climber Meghan Markle really is racist
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Mulatto Gold Digger
2020-01-17 22:35:23 UTC
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The Pox @ Vox - Yes, the UK media's coverage of mulatto social
climber Meghan Markle really is racist

She's an attention whore who got what she deserved.

Not agreeing with the concept of a hereditary monarchy in a
country where it’s celebrated is an odd place to be. Stranger
still is spending your time defending particular members of the
royal family after coverage of them turns hostile. But this is
where I’ve found myself this past week.

Part of my job as an academic is to examine how racism functions
in the UK. Ever since Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and
Prince Harry announced they were stepping back from their
“roles” as senior royals, there’s been a debate in British media
about whether the coverage of Markle has been racist. A debate
that has — in a sad but predictable turn of irony — reproduced
racism while denying it is prevalent.

The royal family is historically a white institution. And so
when Markle, a biracial woman, became a member, some heralded it
as “progress.” But in late 2016, the same year it was announced
she and Prince Harry were dating, the prince put out a statement
condemning the “wave of abuse and harassment” Markle had already
been subjected to. That included “the racial undertones of
comment pieces” and “the outright sexism and racism of social
media trolls and web article comments.” Three years later,
Markle talked about the difficulty of dealing with tabloid
coverage more broadly, saying it had been “hard,” and that
adopting “this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip” was
difficult.

ORLY...

https://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/1/17/21070351/meghan-
markle-prince-harry-leaving-royal-family-uk-racism
Ned Latham
2020-01-17 23:21:28 UTC
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Mulatto Gold Digger wrote:

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Post by Mulatto Gold Digger
Ever since Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and
Prince Harry announced they were stepping back from their
"roles" as senior royals, there's been a debate in British media
about whether the coverage of Markle has been racist. A debate
that has "in a sad but predictable turn of irony", reproduced
racism while denying it is prevalent.
That's what unwarranted accusations of racism do.

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