Royal family not exclusively white
The news media is portraying the British royal family as exclusively white and traditionally racist. This is nonsense, and it is harmful.
Prior to her coronation, the Queen gave a speech to the Commonwealth of Nations in which she stated that she was of mixed race.
She suggested that her heritage was advantageous, given the diverse nature of the Commonwealth’s members.
Her majesty is reputed to have a small number of Black ancestors. The best known may be Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), said to be a princess from the African branch of the Portuguese royal family. Queen Charlotte was an amateur botanist, a patron of the arts and a promoter of social welfare in Britain.
Why do humans need to vilify those we perceive as being different from us? Racism, sexism, ageism, religious fanaticism and all the other isms hold us back from being all we could be.
Cheera J. Crow
Walk along Dallas is better than before
Re: “Narrower Dallas Road bad news when tourists return,” comment, March 10.
Wow — the bluster and blow of the ocean on the new and improved Dallas Road promenade is nothing compared to the bellowing of a disgruntled James Bay resident curiously given ranting space in the Times Colonist.
I have the great privilege and delight of living mere steps away from the improvements along Victoria’s most beautiful walkway, and I find it a wonderful transformation.
On the days when the wind is up and the…