An interesting conversation that we’ve been having on our YouTube channel (by the way, why haven’t you subscribed??) is the news the Meaghan Markle pregnancy announcement, and how this relates to black women who marry and procreate interracially. The fact is, many black women worry that marrying non-black men and producing lighter-skinned children is somehow contributing to their own erasure because these women will supplant them in a colorist society.
But what we see with Meaghan is a complete embracing of EVERYTHING that she is, with absolutely no denial of her lineage–black and white. Slave descendant and distant cousin of the royal family. She isn’t trying to infringe on blackness and replace herself in colorist, African American hierarchy. She stays in her lane while celebrating her mother, whom she clearly loves. In an article in The New Yorker magazine mentions the relationship between Meghan and her mother is close. The article quotes Meghan as saying of their relationship as being an “us against the world”. Meghan paid for her mother to attend graduate school when she became wealthy. On Meghan’s blog, she is quoted as saying in a Mother’s Day post “There’s no Imitation of Life drama”, referring to a film in which a light-skinned daughter that has been passing for white shuns her dark-skinned mother.
For black women who worry that their biracial daughters and sons will deny their lineage out of shame, this news is heartening.
I did a video on this subject and got a lot of feedback.
Some notable commentary..
I think Doria Ragland is a win for Black women who are Pink Pilled minded & are not race first black women but her daughter Meghan represents a win for Black women who have biracial daughters and/or are interracially married. Doria, Meghan & her marriage to Prince Harry will always be in history books many years from now so I don’t see this as a loss to dark-skinned black women but a good thing.
If a biracial or light skin black women marrying into royalty is a win, then surely it is a win for darker skin black women also. It is the foot in the door and acknowledgment that someone who has some African ancestry is marriageable to the Royals. Remember in white America it has always been the lighter skin or mulatto people who have blazed the trail for darker skin black people to follow. Example, most of our first doctors, lawyers and teachers were light skin, not to mention Supreme court justice, Miss America etc.. Which led to darker skin black people obtaining those positions also.
What say you?
Oh…I should also mention that members of the elite Pink Pill group will be participating in the Doria Ragland event, where we will be discussing the choices she has made to get her to where she is today. There were some crucial choices that she made, and we’ll be going over them. If you’d like to participate, you need to first join The Pink Pill here.
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