This week, let’s examine white supremacy and the monarchy. White supremacy is a concept (not a hate group, although those groups are based on the concept and use it to do hateful things). As a concept, it is about white skin being the standard or norm, and people with white skin being … [Continue reading] The Monarchy and White Supremacy – Meghan and Harry (part 2)
There are so many things I want to write about, with regard to the interview Meghan and Harry gave with Oprah which aired on Sunday. You’ll see these musings over the next few weeks. Today, I’m focusing on the big picture – the pervasiveness of racism. Racism is Pervasive Let’s take in the … [Continue reading] The Pervasiveness of Racism – Musings about Meghan & Harry’s Interview with Oprah (Part 1)
I had a whole other topic planned and written for this week, but Harry and Meghan’s announcement has given me pause. When I heard the news that they would be stepping down from Royal duties (and that the Queen hadn’t been consulted first) I was with my daughter. As I explained it so she could … [Continue reading] Forging a New Path – Harry, Meghan and D&I
Yes, I admit it! I watched parts of the Royal Wedding on the weekend. I wasn’t planning to, but then the thought of showing my 5-year-old a non-white princess got the better of me at 8pm. And I heard the commotion about the sermon by “the Black preacher”, so I had to watch. I was inspired by … [Continue reading] The Royal Wedding, Diversity, and Inclusion
Soon after the news of the engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke, my 5-year old daughter and I were in the store. I showed her the cover of the magazine. “Look!” I said. “That woman will be a princess.” Princesses can be brown too! Believe me, it’s not because I want her to … [Continue reading] No More Princes…?