I know no one wants to hear about the Royal Wedding anymore. I suspect that not many did to begin with. But as usual, such events are still relevant to today’s society when they manifest themselves. People’s reactions to the Wedding are more important than the Wedding itself. Meghan Markle’s biracial status is being touted as significant. Al Sharpton made the horribly misinformed comment that her marriage to a White Royal means that racism is taking its ‘last breath’. I think anyone who has any ability to look around them at society can see that racism is alive and well.
He said: ‘When you got little white girls in Wales saying, “I want to be like Meghan,” there’s a shift worldwide that white male supremacy is on its last breath’
The Twitter-sphere is alive with, primarily, Black women who are celebrating Markle’s marriage. They evoke many lofty images of a fairytale wedding, a happily ever after scenario. Many are touting this as a ‘step forward’ towards… the end of racism, I think? Glowing praise by these same women is being heaped onto Markle for catching ‘one of the good ones’. I think it should be obvious that the Royal Family are anything but ‘one of the good ones’. The legacy of the family is quite long and bloody.
There are three main points I’d like to make:
1. Meghan Markle isn’t a commoner as the family would have you believe. She is actually descended from an English King, King Edward III. A genealogist, Gary Boyd Roberts has dug up that she is actually Prince Harry’s 17th cousin. She is a 24th generation descendant of King Edward III. This was discovered via Rev. William Skipper, a royal descendant who arrived in New England in 1639. He’s an ancestor of Markle’s father, Thomas Wayne Markle. The fact she is not really a commoner – take it as you want.
2. The move by Harry to marry a Black woman is no progressive move. In fact, the opposite is true. This marriage is probably intended to be a progressive propaganda move. The marriage is no symbol of a reduction in racism, which is quite alive. Too many Black liberals and faux radicals are wrongly celebrating this as a step forward. Harry choosing a Black woman does nothing to challenge the everyday racism that exists in UK society and around the world.
3. British colonialism helped kill and subjugate tens of millions of Africans – a tradition that continues to this day under imperialism. The Royal Family more than anyone is direct beneficiaries of that plunder. Markle becoming a beneficiary of that doesn’t make it anymore progressive than creating a class of ‘House Negroes’.
People should follow their initial instinct: ignore it – there’s nothing to see here, nothing significant that changes anything.