News Clip: Meghan Markle and the problem with policing the identity of mixed-race people

Shanon Lee, writing for The Lily, on “Meghan Markle and the problem with policing the identity of mixed-race people“:

The product of an African American mother and a Dutch-Irish father, Markle identifies as mixed-race. In an essay for Elle (and in this interview with Allure) Markle addressed what it means to be biracial and work in Hollywood.

In her own words, she is “a strong, confident mixed-race woman.” Yet, her personal description of her racial identity was dismissed and labeled problematic.

The royal engagement continues to be scrutinized through the lens of white racism and black prejudice.

You can read the rest of Shanon’s excellent commentary here:

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  1. I always refer to myself as being a black male in the UK from Caribbean parents. But I am a child of mixed parentage as my mother was half Chinese, but I think that many peoe actually most of us have different ethnicities within out make up or DNA.
    The really sad thing is that there really is only one race (the human race) but in my view because certain people have either been greedy, fearful, abusive and without empathy, they have sought to justify their willingness to spread hate and polarisation as they consider this benefits their own selfish interests.

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