Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Swirly Wedding Has Sparked A Fascinating Debate About Interracial Dating On Black Twitter

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave from the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession after getting married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland.  (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Swirly Wedding Has Sparked A Fascinating Debate About Interracial Dating On Black Twitter

Not everybody is swooning over the new royal couple.

Published May 20, 2018

With the epic, and unapololgetically Black, wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (she identifies as biracial, but after yesterday's wedding she clearly isn't removed from Blackness or in the sunken place), a debate about interracial relationships got heated on Twitter. Are Black women praised for marrying white men while Black men are criticized? Are people ignoring the prejudice Black women experience in an interracial relationship?

  1. Interracial relationships has always been a hot topic. From Black male celebrities appearing to marry a white woman when they become rich and famous to how Black women are sometimes exoticized by white men. In reality, an overwhelming majority of Black folks marry Black. According to BlackDemographics.com, "the vast majority of Black men (86%) are married to Black women, an even larger percent (94%) of Black women are married to Black men." Nonetheless, it is hard to ignore interracial couples are in the news, especially Black women marrying white men, from Meghan to Serena Williams.

    On Twitter, some Black men appear to be believe there is a double standard. Meghan is not getting backlash for marrying a white man, but Black men are "bashed" for dating outside of their race. See below:

  2. Meanwhile, Black women are as unapologetic about celebrating Meghan and Harry’s swirly love as the new Duchess was about bringing her heritage to Windsor. In addition, many are quick to point out it is no cakewalk for Black women in interracial relationships.

    See below:

  3. This Tweet Nails It...

Wherever you find love, good for you. No one should tell you who you can or cannot be with. Let's just hope anyone who dates outside of their race does it out sincerity, not out of self-hate or fetishizing.

Huge congrats to the Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!

Written by Renee Samuel

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