How racist was the UK towards Meghan Markle?Watch
It's appauling that a story like this makes front page news, but stories such as how the government blew £2.6 million renovating Downing Street gets only a side mention.
The hyprocrisy of it all. Never mind, everything for a good image. I am sure there were other decorating materials available in just as good a quality that need not need be procured from the most expensive outlets such as they did.
Apologies, I meant the source on the claim that they didn't want their children to receive royal titles.
Mainly because I've just had a mixed race baby, and we had this discussion with literally everyone. Will it be more of one race? or of the other? Which features will it have? What will its skin tone be like? Families discussing what a baby will look like is just a conversation you can't avoid when your having a baby, and if its mixed race, then discussing what it will look like, without mentioning anything racial is impossible.
I'm not going to watch the whole thing, so maybe someone can fill me in on a bit more context but, the quote I can see its "Megan said that there were also conversations within the familoy "about how dark his skin might be when he was born".
I mean, that could be taken in a very racist direction, but having conversations about the skin tone of a baby isn't inherently racist. and I can't see any more detail where they have outlined anything explicitly racist aorund this that happened. It seems to me at the moment that they want to throw in the suggestion of racism, without anything to implicating as to cause too much trouble. Enough to make them a victim, but not enough to have people really attack the royals etc.
This is ignoring anything else she may or may not have done, the same with the press, just her treatment based on her skin colour alone.
I’m not black so I was curious as to what other people think.
No rudeness or racism to anybody is allowed on this thread. This is for discussion only. Thanks.
I’m not black so I know that I’m not allowed an opinion on this so I was curious as to what other people think.
In terms of the question, I need to read more about it really and inform myself further.
I really have little interest in the royal family apart from the queen (only because she's the figurehead, brings in tourism etc). I think they all get away with things out of royal prerogative and they all hide things, which I dislike very much. I reckon the Meghan Markle battle was probably two sided - the media didn't help at all and they definitely demonized her, but I don't think she was exactly an angel within Buckingham Palace.
I'd prefer to have a two-sided, informed interview instead of one with only their pov & using an American interviewer.
Is anyone really surprised the royal family hates outsiders? We literally nearly had a Nazi King back in the 30s....
As for the main topic, yes, she received a bunch of abuse for doing the exact same things as Kate and there's no difference between them besides skin color. They're both older than their husbands, not of aristocratic birth, don't dress like stuffy old women, held their baby bumps, but it was only a problem for the (barely) darker one.
I had no idea who she was before they got married and don't care much for either of them or any other royals but it's hilariously/depressingly obvious that there is a double standard in how she's treated/perceived vs how Kate has been