For me, someone who is Punjabi-Irish, it comes as no surprise the claims made in the interview show British colonizer-style racism.
On Sunday, March 7, CBS released an Oprah interview that sent shock through social media influencers and people who keep up with the British royal family. Meghan Markle had a completely raw interview with Oprah, where she had no idea the questions being asked. The interview was later joined by Harry, Duke of Sussex.
Throughout the interview, Oprah made sure to center the specific reasons why Markle and Harry stepped back from being working members of the royal family. The reasons included harassment from the tabloids, racism towards Markle and their son Archie, lack of protection from the monarchy and Markle’s mental health.
For me, someone who is Punjabi-Irish, it comes as no surprise the claims made in the interview show British colonizer-style racism. This racism should come as no surprise to anyone else either, considering the history of British colonization.
Now for the purposes of this article, I will be referring to Harry as Harry or the Duke of Sussex, because he has left the royal family and does not wish to use the Mountbatten-Windsor last name, preferring Harry.
It’s obvious the kinds of harassment Harry witnessed his mother, Princess Diana, went through. In the interview, he said he kind of prepared himself for that but the race component was a completely new adjustment.
The racism surrounding Markle…