by Mark Angelides
So Prince Harry has gotten engaged to Meghan Markle. A handsome guy getting hitched to a beautiful woman is not exactly news, but an odd thing is happening to the world’s media. Those that have for years denigrated the British Royal family (and most other Caucasian monarchies) have dived in head first to begin stoking internet chatter. Could it be because Markle is not completely white? And why is that hardly a single soul outside of the Media care about this (I put in hours looking for even one case of a single Tweet giving any care about her race to make sure that this is literally just a media obsession)?
The fact is that this is a perfect example of the difference between the vast majority of the western world and the media that claims to represent them. The media are loop the looping over Markle’s skin color, and real people do not give a Sh**.
Out of all the adjectives that the combined hive mind of the media could have come up with to describe Ms. Markle (talented, driven, principled, beautiful, successful) they decided that she as a person would be best described as “mixed race.” Not only does this show the disconnect between them and us, it shows that they are truly horrible and vapid people who have no sense of reality.
I so badly wanted to make this point that I trawled through the gutter that is Twitter to try and source any single person criticizing Ms. Markle for her skin color. There were some, but only black folk suggesting she wasn’t “black enough” to be considered a “black princess.” Yet whilst crawling through the slime, I did come across several media organizations desperate to get comments from random Twitter users about her “blackness.”
Hi, I'm from the BBC World Service. We want to speak to people about Meghan Markle for radio – would you be interested? Thanks 🙂
— Emily Horler (@EmilyAntonia) November 27, 2017
If people actually cared about her skin color, BBC correspondents wouldn’t have to be trolling through the Twittersphere to find comments. They would just be there, ready to reTweet!
Do racists exist? Of course they do! But what the media is doing is trying to create a division of opinions aimed solely at creating a distinct wedge between those with different skin colors…It is shameful and it is dangerous. They are shaping a narrative that people have vastly different opinions based on the color of their parents, and this is not the reality.
Harry and Meghan are two youngish folks who happen to have found each other. Regardless of our opinions on Royalty and the Monarchy, we are above the sleaze in the media who would seek to divide us. Let’s just congratulate two people lucky enough to be in the first flush of love.
Congratulations Harry and Meghan!