I want to see her win in her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry.
George Lucas has a black wife, and that has yet to silence racist fanboys.Why are we upholding the idea that being a wife makes Meghan matter more? You mean to tell me wifehood makes someone more inspirational than Oprah? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who made it possible for my parents to legally love each other. But being that she’s a biracial 36-year-old American divorcee, she does break the mold for royal princesses.Following his presidency, our country elected a racist xenophobe. But since she wasn’t born into the royal family, she won’t be granted the title of princess.With or without the crown, though, Meghan, like all black women, is a queen. Her pending royal status didn’t stop tabloids from racist comments, so it certainly won’t stop dating bias against black women.
When President Barack Obama took office, there was this half-baked idea of a post-racial America. Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz found that on Election Night 2008, one in every 100 Google searches that included “Obama” also included “KKK” and the n-word. That won’t stop me from swooning over a fairy-tale romance.
She told her baby daddy that she did not want her daughter to have an “ugly black hairstyle.” Nick made the simple, solid point that his daughter is biracial and her mother should be able to love all of her.
“It’s crazy that you can’t accept the ‘black’ half of our child,” he wrote.
I grew up in eastern North Carolina among conservative farmers, but as a filmmaker, most of my colleagues are liberal artists, so I have friends and family on “both sides.” At best, I’ve seen numerous friends have to unfollow their family members on social media because they couldn’t stand reading their political posts or comments, and at worst, they’ve stopped talking to them altogether.
Race was never an issue for Maya or me, but she did have to educate me on what life as a black woman is like.
This ranged from explaining black hair culture to being the only person of color in a field dominated by white men.