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What we don’t talk about when we talk about Meghan Markle

The media focus on whether individual figures have experienced racism is a way of obscuring the uncomfortable truth about how inequality works

By Maya Goodfellow  

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry visits the Youth Employment Services Hub in Tembisa township, Johannesburg, South Africa on October 2, 2019. They met inspiring local youth entrepreneurs and viewed skills initiatives addressing the rising unemployment challenge faced by youth in South Africa. (Photo by PPE/v.d. Werf/Sipa USA)

The ‘debate’ about Meghan Markle isn’t really just about her at all. You might think that I would say that as a republican who can both see Markle has been subject to racism but isn’t so interested in the ins and outs of the Royal Family beyond that. But it’s also because focussing on this one person is a convenient way of avoiding thinking about the way how and why racism is dismissed in…

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