Let me unpack something I’m seeing a lot in light of the Sussex Royal exit. This frequent comment: “I hate Meghan Markle but I’m not racist!”
Let’s talk about it, because pop culture & politics factor into our spiritual journeys too and I’m here to - very lovingly - explain things that the average kind soul on their path doesn’t always get the opportunity to have explained other than crazy Facebook comment sections! 💜💜💜
So this, is called unconscious bias. You (I'm speaking metaphorically here) don’t KNOW Meghan Markle. Your only knowledge & information has been shaped by 2 years of news reports bombing in on you constantly, whether you like it or not. Because of this, you are being taught to associate Meghan Markle with intrusiveness, and naturally, might be inclined to think 'Why won't this woman just go away? What is wrong with her?' just because you want to read the news or watch TV WITHOUT hearing that name. Fair enough.
But do you know that this is deliberate? Unless you’ve studied this (or are a woman of color and know it intimately), you may not realise that the tropes shouted about Meghan are IDENTICAL to those that tabloid media uses against black women in general and have done, for many years. That is: being messy, being trashy/ghetto, greedy, angry, aggressive, controlling or attention seeking.
People would rather believe the same media that hounded Harry’s mother to her death, as well as releasing his location while fighting in Afghanistan- thus making his entire squadron a target for the Taliban. Believing that these same reporters are somehow LOOKING OUT FOR HIM...BECAUSE THEY CARE.
These systems are racist and when you listen to them, you are benefiting from racism, even when you think “oh I just personally don’t like the woman”. You may not be actively racist, but you’re being influenced to think in a way that’s created by deliberate racism.
It’s not about “you need to love MM because she’s perfect!” The entire Royal system needs to be questioned, actually.
But it’s about how the media is actively trying to force you into racism-based hatreds and crazy emotion, triggering you to constantly feel angry & suspicious BECAUSE ITS PROFITABLE FOR THEM. When you’re angry or judgemental, you consume more. Fact.
And in the face of potential global conflict, the more people feeling angry and fired up at an easy target like a mixed-race Duchess, the better for them. Literally none of the reports are based in accuracy, they are simply recycling historical propaganda used ALWAYS about women of color. (Not that other women aren’t tortured in the media, but the reportage around Meghan is VERY obviously rooted in racist propaganda designed to inflame you).
Let’s compare the reporting narrative between black & white and you can see how the facts don’t stack up as much as racial stereotypes:
Why is Meghan “a gold digger” despite having her own job, savings & investments; when Kate is praised for being 'real' despite the fact she has never ever worked, took two years off royal duties to ‘be married’ and was groomed from age 18 to only marry into wealth? Prince Harry’s own mother, Princess Diana, only ’worked’ part-time for two months total in her life before getting married - she was bred to be a rich, titled housewife because only 'lesser' women actually work for a living, in these society circles. But Kate and Diana are lauded as “true princesses”, “classy” and “angelic”. Um, how classy is it dedicating yourself only to finding the richest possible man early in life to fund you going to parties in diamonds and having servants on the taxpayer dime? Wearing an expensive McQueen coat-dress doesn’t define a “classy” human being.
Why is Meghan “greedy” for renting a £4m stately home but the Prince of Wales is “thoughtful” when investing £25 million into doing up a palace that nobody even lives in, during a time of horrible national austerity? When over 15 different non-working Royals are funded to live in Kensington Palace just because the Queen likes them?
Why is Meghan “stealing taxpayers money” but p**dophile rapist Prince Andrew is literally funded to live in a palace?
Why is Meghan “crazy” for suing a tabloid over racist abuse encouraging readers to hurt her, when Kate was “a good role model” for suing a tabloid for reporting she had Botox at a certain venue?
Why is Meghan “messy” and “trashy” for having textured hair or being an actress, but Kate is “classy” despite holidaying topless and modelling lingerie?
Why is Meghan “ruining Harry’s reputation” when he admittedly spent most of it (until they met) boozing, taking drugs, getting into fights and wearing Nazi uniforms in public?
Why is Meghan “fake”, when the Royal Family has spent decades hiding scandals, taxable income, affairs, mental illness, drug-taking, and profiting richly from the fakery?
Why is Meghan “desperate and conniving” by having a baby in her thirties but Kate is “maternal and a natural mother’?
Why is Meghan “cruel” simply for not having a relationship with her abusive father but Prince Philip is “happily, doing well” after running over an innocent woman in his car? Or labelled as 'lovably eccentric' for being openly, aggressively racist when visiting Commonwealth nations?
Our media is still, sadly, stooped in hatred of women, particularly of colour. Especially in Britain, the pervading colonialist attitude remains that black people do not DESERVE to be heard, valued or seen. That they are animalistic, aggressive, controlling, greedy and entitled simply by existing in public and should be slaveringly, pathetically grateful for even being tolerated. This is the attitude towards Meghan Markle, her 'straight outta Compton' (an actual headline) mother Doria, and any people of colour present in the royal family. Even the BBC coverage of the Sussex wedding showed the royals behaving like patronising buffoons when a black pastor was speaking or a black choir was singing. The condescension quickly turns to outright rage when one of these people, in these case Meghan, dare to define themselves outside of where they've been pushed in the class system. It awakens that buried envy & primal hatred in people. “How dare she? How dare they?” Hate is profitable.
As you attack Meghan for once, taking a private jet after being threatened with assassination for having a mixed-race baby, please cast your mind to Prince Andrew, who took taxpayer-funded private jets with convicted sex offenders/trafficked young girls, collaborated with convicted terr*rists and illegal arms dealers, and still remains under complete funding, support and protection of the entire royal family. Imagine, as a woman, a new mother and wife, having your husband's powerful family affirm that you are of less worth than a p**dophile uncle.
Please do not convince yourself “intuition” or “intelligence” is making you (again, metaphorically) spew hatred & judgement about a woman you’ve never met.
In fact, I’d encourage you to research how women of colour, from Serena Williams to Angela Davis, have been reported in the media and you will see that the “reports” attributed to Meghan, even in light of Sussexit, are not new stories, or even about her. They are simply traditional, identical, abusive, racist recycled tropes that, when being shouted at you in every headline, feed down into your mind so overwhelmingly to trigger your rage. Why do they write all this? Because you buy it. Injustice is done when we stay silent about things that matter and in this case, I am seeing WAY TOO MANY normally lovely folk accepting and rehashing horrible, untrue stories without realising that they are unwittingly, encouraging and promoting racist lies.
Let’s tackle unconscious bias in 2020 so we can all be TRULY intuitive, empowered & wise. Let’s start by chucking out the tabloids.
**Please let me clarify that this isn't 'pitting one woman (Meghan) against another (Kate)'. It's simply identifying how the media selectively, deliberately trashes a woman of colour - but praises, accepts & promotes those alleged specific traits/factors in other, white Royals. This demonstrates that a) the accusations aren't true, because if they were, a random working woman who only entered the family two years ago and has zero influence would NOT be the headline, especially when discussing decades-old mismanagement of taxpayer funds including private jet usage by the entire Firm and b) the specific choice of made-up criticism is all steeped in racist stereotypes ('Angry Meghan demands a bigger tiara and makes toddler Princess Charlotte cry!' 'Greedy Meghan traps poor Harry with a baby!'), rather than genuine errors of systems or independent actions as a person.