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Race & royalty don't mix: The British royal family wasn't ready for Meghan Markle and Archie

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Sophia A. Nelson

I am of mixed race. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers have a white father or a white grandfather who married their Black mothers. My two nieces (ages 18 and 23) are of mixed race. Their mother is white. They look a bit like Meghan Markle. Fair skinned, dark long beautiful straight hair, freckles, more white features, but still identifiably Black.

One of the clearest and frankly most heart-breaking take-aways from the jaw-dropping “Oprah” interview with Meghan Markle on Sunday, March 7 via a CBS Special was when Meghan talked about her unborn son, and that an unnamed member or members of the “Royal Family” had raised questions about young Archie’s possible “skin-color” and how “dark” he might be. Full Stop. This is 2021. How ignorant can anyone on earth be that they do not know that mixed-race children who are (as in the case of Archie 3/4ths white) will very likely look white. Or as we say in the black community, they can “pass” for white.



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