Now that Prince Harry is dating a Black woman, Suits actress Meghan Markle, the racist dog whistles can be heard everywhere.
A day after one British newspaper referred to the potential future princess as "Straight Outta Compton," another major publication — The Guardian — points out that the press is calling the couple's relationship "scandalous" because she has a "visibly Black mom."
"The British press have ... made it clear that her relationship with Harry is scandalous, for a number of reasons: she is divorced; she is older (Markle is 35, Harry 32); she’s played raunchy scenes in the US TV series Suits — and her mother is visibly Black, with dreadlocks," writes author Afua Hirsch about the racist scrutiny surrounding Markle.
She continues, "These details would be unremarkable — irrelevant, inappropriate, even —were it any other celebrity romance. But Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is a different matter."
Take a look at Markle's "visibly Black mom" below:
Prince Harry's alleged girlfriend Meghan Markle and her beautiful Mama! pic.twitter.com/rjt9uq5uq7— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) October 31, 2016
SMH. Do better, England.
See how Harry and Meghan's whirlwind romance started with BET Breaks, above.
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