Duchess Meghan made a graduation video & spoke about how black lives matter

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Yesterday, the Daily Mail tried to make “Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry should be talking about George Floyd and Black Lives Matter” into a thing. The Mail pulled quotes from social media from what I assume (??) are Sussex fans asking why Harry and Meghan had not, at that point, said anything. I was geared up to make the argument that M&H don’t have social media right now, and if they issued a statement through their new LA publicist, the Mail (and every other British paper) would attack them for THAT. “How dare they issue a statement via a Hollywood publicist while they’re LiVInG iN a mAnSioN.” Besides. Meghan is literally one of the most visible targets of racist abuse in the world, as we’ve seen in the past four years. If a black woman who has been the victim of racist attacks doesn’t want to come out and perform her BLM credentials, that’s her f–king business. Stop policing what she does and does not say.

Thankfully, I was rescued from caping for my faves’ silence. Meghan made a video for her high school’s graduation, where she talks about how black lives matter and “George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered.” Her spokesperson said Meghan “felt compelled to directly address what’s happening in this country right now around the killing of George Floyd––as well as what’s been happening over many, many years and many, many generations to countless other black Americans.” She also spoke about Rodney King, the LA Riots and her memories of being a middle-schooler at that time.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thankfully did not perform their Black Lives Matter wokeness on their own Instagram. I’d like to think that they were self-aware enough to know that if they put something on their own IG, it would blow up in their faces. But the reality is that they’re probably too absorbed in their Tatler debacle to really pay attention to BLM or the worldwide protests. Someone at Heads Together, the Cambridges signature mental-health umbrella-charity, did think to use the protests though, and they posted this IG on “Blackout Tuesday.”

As I said, I doubt this was William and Kate’s call. If anything, they merely approved it, but they’re getting credit for “saying something” about Black Lives Matter. The bar is so low, huh.

Last thing: James Middleton also did a Black Lives Matter IG and wow, it did not go well. Sussex stans flooded his comments and accused him of selling Nazi marshmallows (which is true) and then going off about how Kate treated Meghan.

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  1. Love says:

    No weapon formed again Meg shall prosper‼️

    I Stan❤️

    P.s. I am BEGGING everyone today to focus on the positive. Because THEY have already started. Let’s ignore them. PLEASE.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Yes. Look at this as a moment of hope when a mighty anger will prevail. When it is more important that people of colour can use and own public spaces freely without their presence being questioned. When a man can watch birds and enjoy nature without being threatened. When a man who pays with a suspected counterfeit bill does not have racist police called on him by default. When an EMT worker can relax in her home after a hard day’s work well done. When a man who sells counterfeit cigarettes merely gets a citation. When the police are accountable. When the government is accountable. Let these things be the will of the whole people, by the people and for the people.

    • Pearl Grey says:

      Of course they have started already. It’s what they have been waiting for. They have been itching for Meghan and Harry news and baiting them all week for a response by tying their names to the Tatler debacle and making up fake stories of Meghan “complaining” to her “friends”. They only wanted Meghan to speak on the racist murder to tear her apart and get their fix. Good thing Meghan knows showing her support is more important than being afraid of their comments.

      I know Kate must be relieved for the distraction from her PR puff piece fail.

    • bamaborn says:

      Thank you, Love. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are going about their lives tuning this noise out. I stan for that.

    • Nev says:

      WORD UP TO YOU LOVE
      Loved your comment.
      Go on Duchess.

  2. Molly says:

    I knew Meghan was working on something because that is just who she is.

    The Prince’s Trust, Heads Together, and James Middleton all made BLM posts and they all got dragged for it. For the BRF, no hiding behind your organizations. Everybody can see how you really feel whether it’s a brooch, a sconce, a painting of a black child as a servant when hosting the Obamas, or contempt during Reverend Curry’s sermon. We see you.

    • Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

      Imagine what Princess Michael has to say? just imagine!

      Ugh!

      • Penguin says:

        The Prince’s Trust have been working in and with BAME communities in the UK for at least 10 years as part of their broader work with young people. They do mentorship, vocational qualifications, policy work and work in schools. I volunteer as one of their mentors and it’s truly fantastic.

      • February Pisces says:

        @penguin I agree, they can drag the royals on their instagrams but the princes trust in self is pretty great, they helped me when I first started my business. Also the royals don’t run the day to day stuff in their charities, they probably didn’t even know or care about the posts.

      • Hope says:

        The Prince is Prince Charles who may have set up the organization and I don’t doubt the work they are doing but because their founder, who is happy to accept the credit for good deeds, is also the guy who stayed silent while his DIL was harassed and criticized even by his own Communications Secretary, people are going to point out the hypocrisy.

      • Beth says:

        If the princes trust is being dragged, then it’s because they remained silent during Meghan’s abuse and the racism she faced. Yes they work with diverse groups but Meghan’s tenure in London and what she faced should’ve be capitalised on by the trust as an opportunity to educate the youngsters under their tutelage against racism. They should’ve spoken to set an example. Meghan has so much power her video has already gone viral all news outlets are reporting it , some as breaking news. Hillary Clinton, Oprah magazine, chance the rapper, cnn, guardian, bbc, independent, New York Times all retweeted it. The power of just one woman . go meghan

      • Poisonella says:

        Yeah, I remember the pin that old nazi wore! I am so happy the Duchess spoke up! Do you know how proud those grads must be! The perfect forum to voice her support!

    • Olenna says:

      Let us not forget that this was a high school graduation address, not a promotional video for project(s) she is working on. She did an excellent job addressing the young people’s hopes for a different vision of this important moment in their lives and impact current, tragic events will have on them. After all these years, I can still recall my HS graduation, feeling a bit scared yet hopeful and excited. But, I got to walk to that principal and accept my diploma, and celebrate in person with my family and friends. She presented them with a very different, yet positive perspective on how they can view their situation and move forward. Keep on inspiring, Duchess, and ignore the haters!

      • BUBS says:

        Yeah, and I love how she noted that many of them are 18 or turning 18 and have an opportunity to use their voices for change by voting in November. Meghan’s finger is on the pulse of the nation. God bless her heart! #VoteBlue

      • Dinah says:

        I liked how she said ”I was scared…”. So relatable; the right word to address the teenagers in that room, who themselves must have been excited, but also scared and insecure, for the event AND what leaving that safe school environment – where they grew up to become teenagers/young adults – will mean to them. She is so eloquent and so thoughtful.

    • Penguin says:

      @february picses Regarding work with young people and communities in the UK I honestly cannot fault Charles and I do believe he cares very mich. He established the mentoring program I’m volunteering with and meets with the young people who attend it regularly. He is fundraising for the Trust every chance he gets and by all accounts remains very involved in the running of the charity. It might be because he actually founded it as opposed to being a patron. I would love to see the same level of dedication and involvement in the other royal foundations. When done right it can make a world of difference.

      • Jessa says:

        I’m honestly really concerned about what will happen to the Prince’s Trust once Charles becomes King. BRF are certainly questionable overall, and, as the post highlights yesterday, many of their own charitable organisations seem to have little or no impact, but Trust is, as far as I’m aware (and open to info if people do have it to contradict this) a brilliant organisation that does a huge amount of good in the UK. Seeing that pass into William’s remit is a frightening thought based on his current track record.

      • notasugarhere says:

        William already refused to take it on. Charles passed it on to his nephew, David Linley-now-Snowdon.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        People forget that Chuck is VERY invested in the Princes Trust – its his baby. Countless people who the Trust has helped have all spoken out about how Chuck is very passionate and involved with the work that it does. He doesn’t get enough credit for it and his other foundations to do with the environment etc..

      • BayTampaBay says:

        If you want to see the Future Charles III at his passionate and administrative best via The Prince’s Trust, watch the documentary “Charles at 70″. The documentary spends a good 30 minutes on the Dumfries House project which explains the scheme and workings in surprising detail. I was more than impressed with this project and the real good it is doing in for depressed village in Scotland.

      • PrincessK says:

        The Princes Trust has done very well and Harry and Meghan would be the perfect ones to carry on.

      • PrincessK says:

        David Linley Snowdon does not have the profile to build on what Prince Charles has done.

      • Penguin says:

        As far as I’m aware from my involvement with them the charity isn’t hereditary. So once Charles becomes king no one will “inherit” it. But they’re big enough and funded enough now that it won’t make a difference. I would love to see Harry and Meghan involved with it too, but I think they’ll focus on their own foundation and not take on more patronages in the UK.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It is the Prince (of Wales) Trust complete with the Prince of Wales feathers as the logo. William is the future Prince of Wales, not Harry. I see no reason why, once again, Harry should be called on to do William’s job while William does nothing but take credit.

  3. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    I partake of this sentiment: two daughters that have my African/native American blood, and I am deeply sorry they will still get to live through this.

    Go, Meghan!

    • Anony83 says:

      She made me cry right off the bat and I think she hit exactly the right tone.

      I’m so happy we got her back, the Firm didn’t deserve her.

    • Anance says:

      I was floored. This is the first time I’ve heard Meghan speak outside of the oversight of the Royal Family. She’s is so INTELLIGENT and ARTICULATE. She didn’t sound like a ninny (Kate) a fuddy-duddy) Charles or an arrogant jerk (William). The others, to their credit, have mastered the art of saying nothing while speaking. Or, perhaps that’s the way they are.

    • PrincessK says:

      She was heartfelt and inspirational and pitched it perfectly to the young audience she was targeting.

  4. Em says:

    The racist brits are salty on social media. I also find it incredibly irritating that even tho she has moved from the uk. Bbc, sky and their local channels keep talking about her. I wish they’ll boycott her tbh

    • S808 says:

      I’m so glad she left that country, it’s probably easier to deal with their bullshit when she’s an ocean away.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      They would follow her to the moon if she still made them $$. Thank goodness she just keeps on keeping on and ignores them.

  5. S808 says:

    Loved that Essence got an exclusive, I can ignore any and all British outlets and the vile comments underneath! She didn’t have to say anything imo, she’s been racially abused to hell and back for the past 3 years, we already knew where she stood. I’m glad she was able to since she felt compelled, I don’t think she would’ve been able to if she were still shackled as a working royal.

  6. Sofia says:

    The DM had an article complaining about Meghan not speaking and now that she did, people on Twitter and the ilk are still complaining.

    Damned if she don’t, damned if she does

    • Original Jenns says:

      Agree!

      And, Kaiser, thank you for this: If a black woman who has been the victim of racist attacks doesn’t want to come out and perform her BLM credentials, that’s her f–king business.

      I’ve been so tired of seeing “fans”, especially white “fans”, demand she speak, being confused why she and Harry our speaking out, etc. NO person of color owes anyone any kind of explanation as to what they are doing for their civil rights.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        THIS. Black people have been fighting for equality and their rights their whole lives. The better questions is where were YOU Karen??

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Yeah, you’re right. That’s gross and inherently racist, for several reasons, including the reasons that are being brought out beautifully here already. White people demanding that individual poc they already dislike/have catty feuds with perform that fear and grief where/when THEY snap their fingers is something Karens have done (usually to derail). This is something that will probably have to be brought up a little more for a while.

    • Ginger says:

      It’s awful but not surprising. For the haters, no matter what she does they will hate her. They are sad lonely people and there is no helping them.

      So many people love this and love her. She has so much support. She has received so much praise for this video.

  7. Toot says:

    Loved the whole commencement speech.

    Glad she did it eventhough she knew it was going to be picked apart.

    • NatureLover says:

      @Toot, I loved it as well. Meghan is eloquent, passionate, heartfelt, supportive and empathetic. She spoke from her heart and delivered her message brilliantly while not losing the purpose of her message. Had I been a graduating HS student, this would have touched me that she would take the time to discuss our concerns and what we will face as we go forward. I also appreciated that she spoke of her own experiences during the LA riots in regards to Rodney King and how her teacher inspired her.
      Well done Meghan!!

    • Beth says:

      Diana touched on this same issue in her documentary/movie which was on Netflix. It was during her separation when Charles and the RF were working against her though the press. To paraphrase “ I was so scared to go out and do my engagements for fear of being ridiculed” she said there were days she will make herself sick so she can be home and not go out. She was literally scared of the public and press, and what will be said and written about her after her engagement. she expressed the same sentiments as Meghan. Anyone that supports our archaic monarchy is sick sick sick ; they deserve condemnation after all they’ve done to powerful women. Not sure why the RF are so scared of powerful articulate women.

  8. Britt says:

    What I find interesting is that the same people who are obviously obsessed with her, like the BM, racists and trolls, are only showing their own biases and prejudice because by attacking her especially during this time of racial tensions, it’s only adding fuel to the fire especially since Britain wants to act like they don’t have a race issue. Everyone knows that Meghan was basically hounded because she’s a black woman and they prove it each and every time. They’re making her into an icon despite all the protests that she’s somehow irrelevant. The royals needed Meghan, not the other way around.

    • Lizzie says:

      They cannot stand that she has moved on and could not care less what BM has to say about her. Their self importance was so wounded that they went so far as to make up a response from her friends yesterday.

      • Britt says:

        Meghan was supposed to be a shield for the family to hide their dirt and to make Kate look good. She was supposed to be the new Diana to many of these editors, reporters and photographers to keep making money. She was supposed to to be all these things and now everyone’s upset that the person the ripped to pieces for not living up to their standards escaped them. It’s bonkers.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ Lizzie. I think Meghan is always going to be someone the British press talks about even if she were to disappear off the earth tomorrow. She married a man who was once “the spare” (after William being “the heir”) and that put her in a spotlight that will last a long time. She can move on but I think the British press will follow her wherever she goes. Writing about the BRF is what they do.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      This. “They’re making her into an icon despite all the protests that she’s somehow irrelevant.” A similar thing happened with people who wanted to dismiss Kolin Kaepernick.

    • S808 says:

      The comments on Twitter are disgusting. They talk about her like she’s the slave that got away, it’s sickening. They swear she’s irrelevant but guess who’s trending?

      • Nev says:

        WORD. So gross they are.
        Does not matter. Cream always rises to the top.

      • Beth says:

        One woman on twitter said she hate Meghan because she walks ahead of Harry, Good grief! She used HATE… I just couldn’t believe this could be grounds for hate. Some hate her so much you can tell thru their tweet and others have this flimsy pathetic excuses it’s risible.This world ‘s gone bonkers. I think about Meghan a lot, her mental health and share her pain, nothing she does is enough for our pathetic and virulent media but I hope she knows that there are many of us who love her and are supporting her. Hillary Clinton shared her video and has been a constant supporter of Meghan. Thing is I wish more of you Americans especially the stars and the famous ones will come out and support her, it will be a blow to our media’s nastiness, greatly diminish the trolls and subdue our tabloids and media’s effort in their smear campaign.

  9. ABritGuest says:

    It was racist trolls who did those tweets about why wasn’t she speaking. A lot of them claim to be Kate fans & say Meghan plays the race card so you know they don’t care about racism. Even actress Alice Evans of 102 dalmations fame who is a big Meghan troll had a tweet asking why she hadn’t spoken out. This shows the malice behind these requests- they want to criticise her for being quiet to compel performance and then criticise for content of speech, not going far enough or being too ‘political’ etc.

    Meghan’s speech was great. I can see why some were threatened. She blows most of the royals away on speeches but a smart Firm would play to everyone’s strengths

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      What the hell is the ‘race card’ even, anyway? Who gets to define it? Who weaponised the issue of race in the first place?
      White privilege is DONE.

    • Dinah says:

      I believe the BRF are the most stupid one of all European monarchies. What bunch of backward idiots they are. Many European royal families have welcomed skilled commoner women with open arms in their family, and have been using their presence, skills and popularity, for their benefits. No PR campaigns and press collusion to smear them and bring them down. Most of them don’t openly expose their envy on each other or troubles, if they exist (some senior Belgium royals are, as far as I know, the exception).

      E.g. the Dutch King is married to an Argentinian, whose father, as a minister, was part of the Videla dictatorship in the nineteen seventies. Despite that, the royal family, the government and the public – after investigating his role and strongly condemning his involvement in the dictatorship – were able to distance her qualities, skills and her as a person, from her father’s role/background (that said, as a result of the investigation, the father was band from the wedding by the gov).
      From the start and over the years, she became one of the most populair Dutch royals and nowadays, as queen consort, she is the most popular royal – more popular than her husband, King Alexander. She holds a UN job since 10 years while being a princess/QC, in which position the Netherlands and the UN uses her bankers’ background to promote financial literacy for women (e.g. to champion governments and the financial system in third world countries, to allow more women to have a bank account). And the king can’t be bordered that his wife is more popular than him; in fact he’s very proud of her and lets it known as often as possible.

      That’s called using a new royal’s qualities, experience to be relatable, and to strengthen and modernise your monarchy, rather than see her popularity as a threat to other royals and the heredity order.

      • Marivic says:

        Kate can never be like the Dutch Queen Consort. She never ever worked in her life. . She’ll be a laughing stock if she gets into high level discussions with the leaders from any world organizations like the UN. She doesn’t have skills and the confidence to hold out with these types.

      • Dinah says:

        That’s so true Marivic. Based on the amount of skills Kate displays at the moment, I too can’t see her on a table having a high level conversation with international leaders and those in high official roles. She would be blown away.

        I wonder why she doesn’t start training herself on international relations, take some foreign languages, or do whatever preparations to substance and weaponize herself for her future future role. It would help her to stop being obsessed with trivialities like, who is upstaging her, her figure & weight, and being jealous of her CIL’s skills, accomplishments, likeability and impact.

  10. Pearl Grey says:

    It’s very telling that Meghan touched on feeling “nervous” to speak out because she knew it would be “picked apart”. So many people feel scared into silence out of fear of backlash from those that want to suppress the voices of black and people of colour. It’s great that being away from the royal family has given her even more strength and freedom to speak on the issues that matter to her, without having to hide. But we all know the baying mob who called for her to speak on the racism they created are just gearing up to tear her down.

    It’s interesting that people were happy to assume Charles, William and the CEO of Cambridge spoke out because the organisations they founded (Prince’s Trust, Heads Together) made BLM posts on social media, but when the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust made a post, those same people didn’t believe it had anything to do with Harry and Meghan, who are President and Vice President, and demanded that Meghan speak. Once again, the other royals have “good acts” automatically attributed to them and are given credit with no proof that they actually did anything (just like when Will and Kate were wrongly praised for “secretly delivering food for five weeks” when it was actually just for Charlotte’s birthday photo-op).

    Why is it that the demand and expectation is on the victim of racism (Meghan) to perform but not the perpetrators and those who are complicit in their silence? Meghan (and Harry) have spoken out on this issue many times before. The only thing Psychic Hotline Caller William has ever said out of his own mouth on the subject is that he is “bored”, and we’ve yet to hear from the Kingmaker Catherine.

    I’m glad James Middleton didn’t get away with trying to jump on the bandwagon. He, his family and in-laws were deaf, dumb and blind when Meghan, Doria and baby Archie were being attacked. Don’t act like you care for clout now.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Pearl Grey

      I’m in two minds about this…..what is the correct way for an ally who genuinely wants to show support on this? Specifically hyper privileged groups like the royal family? (I honest to God don’t know and have been thinking about it).

      Participate like James and have a purity test applied to you, which you inevitably won’t pass (since there’s a universe of complicity and outright racism out there and you’ve most likely done your fair share of it)…. OR Keep out of it, knowing you are have a ton of sh-t to atone for, keep as invisible as possible and put out the minimum you can and “listen” (like the Cambridges will pretend their doing).

      It can’t be both ways, it has to be one or the other. Or a third way I’m too short-sighted to see right now. I would love to know what you think.

      • taylor says:

        it’s unlikely that the royal family and other “hyper privileged” groups are interested in being allies. it goes against their existence to be genuinely allied with and in support of anti-racism causes.

        as for James and other white people who want to participate, just put up with the backlash. yes, listen to people foremost, but do the work beyond instagram posts, like protesting, joining activism and service groups, educating yourself, contributing financially. backlash and purity tests are nothing compared to the violence, discrimination, and oppression the people fighting for their lives are up against.

      • lanne says:

        They need to speak up and apologize for allowing Meghan to be abused by the media without speaking up. She was pregnant, away from home, and vulnerable, and no royal spoke up. What if James Middleton had tweeted last year.? Or Pippa? What if the palace issued a statement of support if their new family member in December 2018? Crickets. It would have taken so, so little to show Meghan some support. Let me ask you, if a welcomed houseguest in your home had been called out unfairly by the media, not even day after day like Meghan was, but even once, would you stay silent? I wouldn’t! I would never allow even a guest in my home, much less an in law, to be treated badly without speaking up. This isn’t a purity test. It’s a basic humanity test. The royal family and adjacent stood by and at best did nothing to support the wife of a so called beloved family member or at worst, they actively participated and encouraged her abuse.

        Why were so many WOC supporters of Meghan? It was different from white womens supporters of Kate. WOC weren’t responding to Disney Princess fantasies. We don’t have those. Not collectively. We were never culturally included in those. We watched to see how she would be treated. Would she be accepted there? Would they pull the old “be grateful to be here and shut up” game familiar to all poc in white spaces? Or would they actively reject her? Well, we got our answer. We saw her face the same double standards, white woman tears, friendly undermining, and even outright disrespect that so many of us live with, and she kept smiling the way we all keep enduring.

        Fuck James Middleton. The Nazi marshmallow joke of a businessman can kick rocks. It would be like someone who stood by and watched schoolchildren get bullied during integration in the US claiming they supported civil rights all along. Take a seat motherfucker.

      • Original Jenns says:

        100 percent what Ianne said! It’s called action. If Middleton hadn’t done the bare Lea Michele minimum, if he had said he needs to change, he’s guilty of not being an ally, and put some action behind it (donating, marching, etc), he wouldn’t be getting dragged. Why is taking responsibility not a third option?

        Adding – he’s DELETING the criticism. He’s not listening.

      • Pearl Grey says:

        Frankly, I don’t think that James Middleton is an ally who genuinely wants to show support. Just like his family, he has stayed silent on the countless high profile racial injustices that have occurred all these years, despite having a wide platform to speak out and he has failed to show an ounce of support for Meghan, Doria and Archie, who have all suffered racially motivated press and social media abuse. He shares about his personal life and has given candid interviews about his own mental health and the help he received from his family, as have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge given candid interviews on the same subject, as well as cyber and homophobic bullying and pregnant women and new mothers mental health, so nobody can say there is any reason why he or they couldn’t have offered one word of support for Meghan, or anyone else whose mental health has been negatively affected by racial bullying.

        People like him, who have zero history of taking a stand against racism will have to accept that their past inaction and sudden attempts to speak now will be looked at with skepticism.

        People like him, who do not first hold their hands up for being complicit in their silence and for contributing to uplifting racism and white supremacy by turning a blind eye to it, will have to accept that some may not believe they have genuine intentions.

        People like him, who have passed up endless opportunities to make their voices heard, will have to accept that some will question if they are only talking now because they want to avoid the backlash those who haven’t spoken are getting.

        People like him, who say “black lives matter”, but then like a bunch of comments saying “all lives matter” whilst deleting comments calling them out, will have to accept that some won’t believe they understand the purpose of the movement and are undermining it.

        People like him, who have privilege beyond measure but have yet to use it beyond making a quick social media post, will have to accept that some will think they want credit for the bare minimum and don’t actually care to do more.

        It all starts with acknowledging and sincerely apologising for any part you have played in this racist system, whether that be directly (selling items with racist Nazi symbolism) or indirectly (silence in the face of other’s suffering), committing to educating oneself on unlearning racist and prejudiced thinking (because it’s not a victim’s responsibility to teach you, it’s yours), offering to lend a real hand in advocating for change (by speaking out, challenging racism when you see it, using your platform and influence to upport victins, to campaign for legislation, voting, promoting and donating to organisations, and holding your peers accountable) and being consistent, whilst showing patience and understanding that it may take some time for people to believe you are a true ally.

        You can’t be an ally if you want to stay in your comfort zone and avoid doing the work to change. We are not in comfort, so why should we pat him on the back?

      • Nic919 says:

        Jimmy Middleton owned a company that sold Nazi marshmallows and he hid from the public and did not accept responsibility for it in any adult way. We had tons of people on here trying to say it’s not his fault because he didn’t actually run the company. Well then if he’s too cowardly to acknowledge that mistake, he cannot then pretend he’s woke. He’s not. He failed when he had the chance rectify a racist mistake. He does not deserve the chance to try to look good on racial issues when he never did the work he needed to do.

        The comments about his mother and sister are less out of his control, but he’s been a clout chaser from day one and deserved all the dragging.

      • osito says:

        @Bella — You atone. You highlight your complicity, you acknowledge you own covert and overt racism and biases, you acknowledge your privilege. You apologize where necessary, and pledge *your* time and money to address those issues where you can, and you follow through on those promises. And you get ok with a good dragging because it’s a consequence of both your individual behaviors and the behaviors of an entire society formed on white supremacy. I don’t understand why this is so hard for people to accept: you don’t get a cookie for doing this work. You do this work so people can live. You do this work so fascism fails. You do this work and address these problems so that future generations can focus on other issues. You don’t do this work with the expectation that the very people whose necks you kneel on give you open access and unlimited pats on the back. We literally don’t have to say “thank you” or feel “grateful” for your interest and alliance, and that should never be the expectation. Expect people to be angry at your past behavior If that behavior includes silence and Nazi marshmallows. Expect them to express that anger and distrust of everything you do moving forward. But still make those amends; still do the work.

      • Babz says:

        @Osito, I love your comment. It’s absolutely on the money. You have educated me. Thank you.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Bella one of the best things to do is amplify the voices of the oppressed. And go take action. They should promote and support Black Lives Matter groups (financially as well as in their public facing spaces). They could step out and join protests. The chance for brutality is lesser if high profile figures are right there watching. In this case also making a significant donation to bail funds or a similar cause could help. Support movements to improve policing and support calls for justice in cases of brutality. Behind the scenes they should use their influence as well to protect human life and safety. Further, it is always good to recognize and apologize for the sins of the past as well as present day. I would love a statement denouncing imperialism and colonialism and slavery from the future king of
        England.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        so many pearls of wisdom here, and all the women of celebitchy are on fire, but there is one in particular, @osito your words struck a chord with me. i am going to memorize your post and rattle it off the next time i am asked the question, as words often escape me. thank you.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “The only thing Psychic Hotline Caller William ”

      @Pearl Grey – I spit out ice tea all over my keyboard when I read the above line.

      • Carrie says:

        Pearl Grey and Osito. You are both so eloquent and voice what my thoughts are and how I feel, far better than I could. There must be change. Expecting African Americans to live with such racism is obscene. I can only imagine the the toll on their mental health. White privilege has to stop.

      • osito says:

        @Carrie, as a member of that community, I can tell you my mental health is not great, and a big chunk of that is directly linked to trying to navigate racist systems and people. If you have an interest or concern about things like that, check out and donate to the Love Land Foundation (@lovelandfoundation that’s the handle on insta). Founded by Rachel Cargle (who is brilliant and far more eloquent than I), it funds mental healthcare for black women and supporting black communities.

  11. Bella DuPont says:

    That was a great message. Uplifting, but still realistic and truthful.

  12. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Meghan’s speech – her delivery, her passion, her anger – was so STRONG. Brought me close to tears.

    • Léna says:

      Yes – I almost feel stupid wanted to point it out, but it was beautifully delivered

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here. She really has a way of connecting with people.

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        I loved too that she shared personal insights from her memories around the LA riots without making the speech about herself. Not that I would have faulted her for including her recent and ongoing experiences with racism. I mean, how much did the UK show her that her black life mattered? Especially when she was pregnant? I can’t think of too many other people who would have been able to fully focus on the purpose: deliver a congratulatory and motivating speech fit for a group of young women about to set out in the world during uncertain times. Well done, Meghan. I’m so very proud of her.

  13. Ginger says:

    I love how Meghan mentioned that no matter what she said it would be picked apart and she is right. If anyone complains about this video there is something very wrong with them. This was amazing and I am so proud of her.

  14. Snazzy says:

    That speech was amazing, you could see her choking up at times. It clearly came from her heart. The rest of the BRF could never match that because they could never understand.

  15. Anna says:

    A few things to consider:

    If Meghan wasn’t white-presenting, she would not be where she is. It’s a sad state of affairs, but it is what it is. Saying she is one of the most visible targets of racist abuse is simply not true. She gets bullied by the press, has likely experienced threats to her life…. but she has an army of lawyers and a security team that costs millions and can keep her safe beyond a shadow of a doubt. Her safety isn’t really in question. The people who deserve the spotlight in this fight are those who are being killed in the streets, those who have fear for the lives of their children, those who have systematically faced an uphill battle every day of their lives when they are just fighting for equal rights to education, jobs, a liveable wage, etc.

    Meghan should not become a martyr for this fight.

    • Becks1 says:

      So. A lot to unpack in your comment.

      I’ll just say that 1) she’s not becoming a martyr for this fight. She’s using her voice, and she is free to do so.

      2) she absolutely is one of the most visible targets of racist abuse. Like you said, she has an army of lawyers and a security team (who cares how much they cost? what an interesting thing to include) and she was STILL harassed daily throughout her pregnancy. She and Harry STILL had to deal with white powder being sent to their house. Prince Harry, one of the most visible and most privileged men in the world, was called a traitor to his race. Personal information about their living arrangements, their travel plans, etc were all leaked. People wanted to attack her and RIP OFF THE “PILLOW” – aka her pregnant belly.

      And quite frankly we don’t know what Meghan experienced, race-wise, growing up.

      It feels like you are saying because she has money and protection that the abuse hurled at her doesn’t matter, when I think its important to note that EVEN WITH her money and protection and status, she was abused daily in the press and on social media. if one of the most famous women in the world is subject to that, what is life like for black women who are less protected.

      It’s not the suffering Olympics.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Becks1 You’ve said everything I could have, and more, so eloquently. I just can’t with Anna’s statement. This is NOT the time to make everything about money.

      • S808 says:

        @Becks1 THANK YOU! I was trying to get my words together but you said it perfectly.

      • Lizzie says:

        I also thank you @Becks1, bravo.

      • Sofia says:

        “It’s not the suffering Olympics.”

        +1000000000

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Thank you Becks. Now Anna is judging whether she is relevant on the suffering olympics. If she had not been black or mixed race she would not have been run out of the country by the Royals and the RR. The racism was obvious. Like getting hit in the head with a hammer obvious. No one gets to say she is or isn’t a victim because of the shade of her blackness. Come on let’s be real here.

      • joanne says:

        Becks, I want to cheer for your comment. Beautifully said. Thank you.

      • VS says:

        @Becks1 ——- thx thx thx vm

        This says it all “It’s not the suffering Olympics.” BRAVO BRAVO for this statement! If you don’t mind, I will borrow your words

        the fact that @Anna doesn’t see the problem here is mindblowing! Meghan even everything she has was abused. People like me paid attention to the RF because of her. I am American, I couldn’t give a shit about the RF, but I saw the abuse a WOC who dared to be too good, had to deal with. This is exactly what the Obamas had to deal with, Serena W has to deal with, etc…..too many to name them all

        If Meghan, the Obamas, Serena W have to deal with all of that, imagine the suffering of those who don’t have that access? it must be so much worse

      • bamaborn says:

        Yes, scratching my head at that one? Can only think “if the shoe was on the other foot.”

      • lucy2 says:

        “It’s not the suffering Olympics.”

        Exactly.
        Meghan is in a very unique position, and while the racism targeted at her may not be the same tactics as the average person faces, it still exists, still threatens her, and still hurts. And it’s being done on a global scale, and has been ongoing for YEARS.

      • Christina says:

        @beck1, thank you, thank you, thank you.

      • Nic919 says:

        @Becks1 Excellent and eloquent comment. You dealt with an ignorant comment with more patience than I have right now.

      • Virginia says:

        Bravo @ Becks1 well said, you read my mind 👏👏👏

      • Babz says:

        Thank you, @Becks1!!

      • PrincessK says:

        I was outside the cinema when Megan and Harry went to the Lion King premiere. Two young black women in the crowd were lucky enough to speak to Meghan , they later told those of us who didn’t get anywhere close what Meghan said to them. But the thing that stuck in my mind was when they said very emphatically without any prompting , “ She is a real black woman”.

      • Carrie says:

        Becks – Thank you for your response. I agree wholeheartedly. Not the Suffering Olympics. Meghan has a right to use her voice. Trolls gotta be trolls.

    • Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

      You are being stupid. Pay mind: not saying you are stupid, but you are being one. If you want to understand the issue of Meghan ” appearance” and race, go watch the channel Double Toasted on Youtube, They explain perfectly.

      Meghan is a biracial, light-skinned woman with features that are clearly African looking up close. She is closer to her black mom than to her white father. While her experience has been better than most dark-skinned women, as we saw in Britan, she still suffered systematic racist abuse, british style.

      the way you speak it seems like the only victims that are allowed to speak up are the ones facing brutal police. Why are you making this effort into categorizing suffering? Meghan joined a family that is not only white but OG white. Despuite her education, her charisma, her charm and yes, her light skin, she was, in the end, still a n*** to them. Because that is how she was treated, for years. YEARS. Her baby son was victim of a cruel joke, being comapred to a chimp.

      Why are you taking issue with people looking back and callig for what it is? This is a time not only to speak about police brutality, but about the micro agressions, the bias, the prejudices, the everyday struggle that it is to be different and to have African blood— or nay minority blood anyway.

      Racism is RACISM. It may come small, non violent, in the form of a joke. It cuts deep, If you really want this fight to be reduced to police brutality, yozu are not serious about ending racism anyway.

      • PrincessK says:

        I was outside the cinema when Megan and Harry went to the Lion King premiere. Two young black women in the crowd were lucky enough to speak to Meghan , they later told those of us who didn’t get anywhere close what Meghan said to them. But the thing that stuck in my mind was when they said very emphatically without any prompting , “ She is a real black woman”.

    • Toot says:

      Um, who is making her a martyr? I liked the speech because it was serious but also encouraging.

      Meghan was treated completely unfairly while in the UK and stating that doesn’t make anyone speaking about that author’s of her “martyrdom. “.

    • Sofia says:

      To say here safety isn’t “really in question” because she has an army of lawyers and a security team is lies. Her and Harry were sent white powder. Someone came to NYC to her baby shower for the sole purpose of trying to rip her “fake bump” off. No nothing happened to her but there were some very close calls.

      And physical safety isn’t the only safety. As seen, she was not mentally safe at all. The constant doubts upon her character, the racially coded language, the double standards all obviously took a toll on her and most of it had to do with her race. And this is not even going into family members. Her brother-in-law has said he’s “bored with racism” and essentially blamed Africa for over-population. Her sister-in-law had a slave painting in front of the Obamas and Princess Michael of Kent wore a racist blackamoor brooch to a lunch Meghan was attending and knew Meghan was attending.

      Yes, Meghan has more protection than the average black woman on the street but just because Meghan will be physically “okay” doesn’t mean she will be mentally or that racism doesn’t “count” towards her. You don’t need the threat of violence for something to be racist or for it to “count”.

      PS: Barack Obama is a biracial, light skin man who has the best lawyers in the world and the best security team too. Yet I doubt you’ll be making this post in an Obama story

      • BayTampaBay says:

        ” Someone came to NYC to her baby shower for the sole purpose of trying to rip her “fake bump” off”

        Were charges ever filed against the woman for the threats she made?

    • Celebitchy says:

      You guys just reply “troll” and we can delete. Don’t engage. Just because they can write in full sentences doesn’t mean they’re not trolling.

      • Becks1 says:

        I can never tell whats considered a troll lol. You’re right, the full sentences throw me off. Sorry for my long reply above!

      • Olenna says:

        Thanks for the reminder, CB. There is enough vile, racist dialogue about Duchess Meghan elsewhere without having to deal with it here.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        I am actually happy this comment stayed up because it’s allowed a lot of brilliant people answer some tough questions.

    • lanne says:

      To call her a martyr is tasteless. Because I’m starting to wonder if the RF would like to see that whole family safely martyred. Think about the lovely funeral and the platitudes, then it’s back to business as usual. I’m not saying they are murderers, but it would be just as convenient if they were dead as it was Diana. That’s why they need security. Deranged racists have made death threats and want to kill them. The Sussexes are among the most visible targets in the world. Remember that Meghan was already rich before Harry. She already moved in elite circles. So people should get over their wealth envy when it comes to Meghan. She’s allowed to have nice things. Is that your real problem with her?

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        The same tabloids that absolutley shredded Diana have her on their front pages regularly.

        It reminds me of that quote “if you are silent in your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      You don’t get to choose who’s an appropriate ‘martyr’.

      She can be as white presenting as she can be and still be torn down for being BLACK and not all of the money, success, status and beauty in the world could protect her from that.

      If you spend more energy denying someone the very real abuse that they’ve experienced then you are just as complicit.

    • whateveryousay says:

      Okay Candace Owen. Guess what, she’s still brown for white people because she was hit over and over again for racism. I loathe people who act like light skinned or biracial people can’t have racism happening to them or to act as if it’s not that bad.

    • Anon says:

      Why is this comment still up, celebitchy?

      • Becks1 says:

        I think once we start responding and engaging its harder to delete, its why CB said to just use troll. I messed up and engaged.

      • osito says:

        You know, Becks, I don’t mind giving the trolls this *one* thread because of your and Sofia’s responses. Both of you were spot on, and the troll was just saying something that *lots* of non-trolls couch in other phrasing. I appreciate all of the responses, but I thought those two from y’all were *so good*.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        +1000 to everything Becks1, Priscila, and Sofia said about this silencing tactic.

    • BabsORIG says:

      Oooouuhh, @Anna who made you the judge of how black people must be for anything? I see your “not black enough” litmus test pulled out for the Duchess, huh. Get the f back to tumblr. You don’t have the right to tell us who is or isn’t black enough. You don’t know anything about what reason Meghan is where she is now is based upon. You don’t come on here to spew yr f-ing racism against someone you feel isn’t black enough. You are hideous and despicable all rolled up in one.

    • MaryContrary says:

      You are a troll. Full stop.

    • L4frimaire says:

      @Anna, I think you’re being churlish about this. Meghan has never presented herself as a martyr and knows she can add her voice to this. Also, what do you mean by white-presenting, because it sounds like you think people have to look,act, or speak a certain way to be black. A few years ago Meghan addressed this same light -skin privilege in an article she wrote on Elle and in a tv campaign against racism, that’s been recirculating on Twitter/ YouTube the last few days. Maybe you think what’s going on in the country has nothing to do with you, or is an obstacle between you and your salon reopening. You don’t know what she’s experienced, or what her family had been through. As for privilege, look at what happened to Christian Cooper in Central Park. Do you think that woman calling the cops on him cared he had a Harvard degree and was on the board of the Audubon society? Do you think he shouldn’t speak out because he has resources a lot of people in the streets don’t. The problem with your post is that it cannot be black people, and only what you perceive as visibly black people, or poor people to solve inequality and inequity. Do you think those with privilege and power can just sit back and horde all the resources and freedoms, because they don’t have it as bad?Do you know WEB duBois concept of the talented 10th? Look it up. We know who the martyrs are of these protests, and they are why people are angry and protesting. You don’t get to decide who can speak to us in this moment and there are others voices you can listen to if her voice doesn’t resonate with you.

    • Jaded says:

      @Anna: “Saying she is one of the most visible targets of racist abuse is simply not true. ”

      Of course she’s one of the most visible targets of racist abuse. All the money and protection officers in the world can’t protect her from a whole fucking family going after her, the tabloid press and media abusing her daily, trolls threatening her life. Because of her visibility and obvious pride in her racial background, she is a sitting duck. Because of her intelligence, passion for doing good and devotion to numerous causes, she’s targeted as “uppity black woman” instead of valued member of the BRF. She’s demeaned for something as stupid, trivial and most likely fake as little girls wearing tights at her wedding or length of their dresses because Kate cried!!!! Jezzuz H. give me a fucking break. She didn’t just take racist jibes and threats from a small community, she took them from the whole fucking country while her supposed “family” stabbed her in the back with their tacit approval and involvement.

      It’s NOT just the people in the streets who are the martyrs, EVERY SINGLE PERSON OF COLOUR is a martyr because they’ve all experienced needless racist attacks at one time or another. Money doesn’t guarantee privilege, it allows the privileged to use it to fight against the tide of racism by being a VISIBLE voice for encouraging and promoting change.

    • Kkat says:

      Safe beyond a shadow of a doubt??
      Look at all the security and protection her Mil had. Diana is still dead.
      And I saw people calling for a car accident for Meghan on Twitter and in comment sections

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think Anna threw in the money figure to point out that Meghan, like many wealthy and/or famous people, has the best security that can be purchased in the private market.

      I do not think Anna meant to imply that Meghan is just out spending millions or a least I did not interpret the comment in that way.

      However, the rest of her post really sucked a fat rat’s clacker!

    • A says:

      “Meghan should not become a martyr for this fight.”

      Is this a new thing for the Meghan dislikers/haters to say now? That she is “not a martyr”? I’m fairly certain I’ve heard this exact sort of line expressed elsewhere before too.

      Meghan is not a martyr. She is a victim. To deny that is to deny the truth. Nobody is turning her into something she’s not. Others might have it worse than she does, but she had it pretty damn bad and that’s the reality. If pointing that out irks you in some way, maybe you need to dig deep and figure out why that is.

    • wisdomheaven says:

      Meghan isn’t white-presenting though. Someone like Halsey is, but Meghan is very clearly a woman of color and looks light brown in many pics when folks don’t lighten her up.

      The rest of your comment has been addressed by others but I get annoyed that people think white passing is simply being light-skinned. Even if that was the case, Meghan has suffered horrific racist abuse and actual threats on her life and her husband’s life because her husband married her so….

    • OriginalLeigh says:

      @Annna – I think you’re missing the larger point. Yes, Meghan is a highly privileged, fair skinned, biracial woman. However; when racists attack her, as they do constantly, it’s not the white side of her that they’re attacking. They are attacking her black side. They are attacking her mother, Daria, and Daria’s mother, and Daria’s mother’s mother. They are attacking all of us women of color and we can’t have that shit anymore.

    • Beth says:

      Would you say same to Beyoncé, Rihanna etc and all the stars that spoke out🙄🙄

  16. Annie says:

    The comments under that video..sigh

  17. yinyang says:

    “Meghan is literally one of the most visible targets of racist abuse in the world, as we’ve seen in the past four years.” Thank you!! Not only black but white and people of all colours all over the world were embarrassed by the treatment of the biracial princess by the British press. Colourism and rascism has been an issue for billions and the abuse of Meghan seemed to justify racism that is very real and inescabable in some parts of the world. It’s so horrible. Kaiser and Rashami brought it to light. James Middleton trying to score points with this comes off as patronizing.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    I’m glad Meghan made a statement and to her alma mater’s graduation. The BRF can kick rocks especially House Cambridge.

  19. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    Ho ho ho…the racists are hating on the video. GOOD! I say it is great to have these people showing their asses!

  20. Becks1 says:

    This video was amazing. The comment about “knowing it would get picked apart” killed me though. she knows how every little thing she does is torn to shreds. Its easy to think that she ignores it or it doesn’t get to her, since she seems so confident and at ease, but then she makes a comment like that and you just know how much it gets to her.

    As for people picking it apart….this is about knowing your audience. this is a video aimed at HS seniors. Yes, she knows it will be viewed worldwide, but the intended audience is 18 year old girls/women. She’s telling them to vote. She’s apologizing that we haven’t done better. And she’s doing it in a very relatable way. I thought it was excellent.

    • Nic919 says:

      It was an excellent speech and shows once again how the rest of the BRF in their petty jealousy pushed out an incredible asset.

  21. Molly says:

    The Queen Lives…..and she has spoken! Meghan represents so much to so many people. The Brits didn’t get it but she continues to loom large over the Royal Family. You can’t dim a light that God has turned on.

    • BUBS says:

      Amen…that’s what I keep saying. Whom God has blessed, no man can curse. They can keep trying, but she’ll keep winning!!! As a black woman, I am mighty proud of Meghan. Proud of her strength, her courage, her resilience, even amidst seemingly insurmountable odds. As the great Maya Angelou said:
      ”You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”

  22. Kalani says:

    Just off the subject for a minute … is Meghan pregnant? Just a vibe I picked up … 🤔😬

  23. OriginalLala says:

    Such a strong, hopeful and inspiring message for the students! I hope they take her words to heart as they go off into the world.

    • Harla says:

      I’m middle aged and I’m taking her words to heart!

      • OriginalLala says:

        yes! words we should all take to heart! – especially young women trying to figure out what role they can play in the world

    • Babz says:

      My favorite part was, “we will rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it’s rebuilt, because the foundation is broken.” The words were powerful enough, but her tone and her expression were pure steel and determination. Eyes straight into the camera, no smile, just the sureness and truth of her words. It was magnificent!

  24. Digital Unicorn says:

    I really feel for her as its got to a point she is nervous about saying anything – no wonder they left the BRF and are boycotting the UK media. I hope that given time she had regain her confidence she had before in speaking out about these things.

    The BRF had an amazing ambassador for their ‘brand’ and they blew it.

    I wonder if CEO Kate will be making any similar statements! You just know that neither of them will let this slide without a copycat PR stunt.

    • Becks1 says:

      My guess is we are about to get a “candid” photo of Kate and Will out and about with the kids – maybe walking to church on Sunday? (are services happening again in the UK?) Something like that.

    • Na says:

      Took the words right out of my mouth. A follow the leader statement from copykate is just around the corner. 1 2 3…

    • Virginia says:

      Bravo @ Becks1 well said, you read my mind 👏👏👏

    • Virginia says:

      @Digital Unicorn…..😂😂😂 CEO Kate a copy cat, l am still laughing!

  25. Harper says:

    I love how Meghan said her teacher told her: “Always remember to put other’s needs above your own fears.” I think Meghan and Harry live by this code. I think she had to remember this in order to speak out as she admits to fearing and wondering how her words will be picked apart this time. She is such a strong, amazing and gentle warrior and our country is lucky she is back with us and brought Harry too.

    • Maida says:

      Harper, that line stood out to me too. Truly words we should all live by. I was so impressed by the content and the delivery of this speech — the Royal Family really made a mistake when they drove Meghan and Harry away.

    • lucy2 says:

      That stood out for me as well. She was fortunate to have such a wonderful teacher, and we are fortunate she shared that with us.

  26. Valiantly Varnished says:

    And as ways she was genuine and spoke from the heart.

    • Babz says:

      With no notes, just her, having a conversation with the young women who were her audience. If possible, I find her even more impressive than ever. And that’s saying something, because she has impressed the hell out of me from day one.

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        I don’t cry often, but I teared up watching her deliver a very clearly heartfelt address. And the composure it took to do so? To hold herself back when there was so much more she could have said?

  27. Harla says:

    What a powerful speech!! I have tears running down my cheeks, thank you Meghan.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I bet it must feel so good to be out of that institution and able to speak your mind.

  28. ABritGuest says:

    There are many orgs who are posting about supporting black lives matter like Colin Kapernick’s former team & giving their actions it doesn’t ring true. I think orgs or people who have poor history on race relations should reflect& own up to that first& then address steps they are taking to be better. Otherwise just posting a black square or hashtag seems like an empty gesture you are doing as part of a trend.

    Harper’s Bazaar has an article which says Harry and Meghan have been speaking to community leaders in LA about the riots. When Harry talked about unconscious bias I wish he had talked about his past hurtful comments& actions (know he’s apologised for Nazi costume etc) as sounds like he’s evolving. I know he got slated for what he did say though.

    • Iknow says:

      Do you mean the riots in the 90s? Because there has been no riots in L.A. since. Yes, some looting and vandalism have occurred. But no where in the US has there been riots this past week. Please, please don’t pick up racist language. And yes, I agree. Harry needs a come to seriously discuss his Nazi uniform past.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I have really been enjoying various orgs showing their support for BLM and then be handed receipts of all their way ward behaviour that proves otherwise.

    • Lizzie says:

      I thought PH apologized for wearing the nazi uniform to a party. Is there more?

      • ABritGuest says:

        Sorry I should have said protests not riots.

        Yes Harry apologised for Nazi uniform& other times he’s said which were racially insensitive. not saying he should apologise again or anything just that would have been nice to link his own behaviour when talking about bias in that vogue article.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I would also like to know why William thought it was ok that the party theme that Harry wore that uniform to was ‘NATIVES and COLONIALS’ – it was William’s birthday party.

  29. taylor says:

    im glad she felt compelled to this. i knew she would..

  30. Iris's Granddaughter says:

    I have not posted for a while but I have been reading every article on the DDOS and DDOC. This tale of Systemic Racism is as old as time but I do feel that after the murder of George Floyd something changed. White people and all other people of color have joined black people for the fight for justice. This is what black people needed. I have biracial children and my oldest daughter looks exactly like Meghan. I am a black woman and my husband is white.
    Many posters feel that BM is reading your blogs and comments. I pray that they are reading it today because I am addressing them directly.

    Dear British Media and Tabloids (Tatler, DM, Sun, etc.) Please copy and paste tomorrow, Friday, June 5, 2020:

    “BREAKING NEWS: We the collective British Media is issuing a sincere apology to the Duchess of Sussex. You uprooted your life to marry our Prince Harry and serve the Queen. We did not give you a chance and we are very sorry. Should we be fortunate enough to have you grace us with your presence, we promise to respect you and Prince Harry’s boundaries when it comes to your son Master Archie and any other offsprings you may have. We will also respect your private time when not working or on duty. We will report honestly on your charity work and appearances. If we criticize we will do so respectfully and with integrity. We will monitor our comments sections for undue racists posts. We have been racist and sexists to you in the past and that ends effectively immediately. Black Lives Matter and we would like to be on the right side of history.”

    • lanne says:

      That’s beautiful

    • BUBS says:

      Really beautiful. I hope they listen, but I’m not holding my breath!

    • Maida says:

      That is clearly and beautifully put. I hope they see it!

    • Babz says:

      @Iris’s Granddaughter, from your keyboard to the British media’s printing presses and digital uploads! That apology is beautiful and perfect – all they have to do is use it! Thank you!

    • Beth says:

      @Iris’s Granddaughter, I’m glad to be the bearer of good news this morning. The first apology to Meghan has been issued by Elizabeth Holmes @EHolmes on twitter…. hurrrayyy. Day of victory. I wonder how the trolls will feel now.Maybe they read your comment

  31. CHaynes says:

    It has been reported that the Duke n Duchess of Wessex can’t fund their charities. They haven’t done any fundraisers in 3 years. They earned less then a 1000 in 19. But their expenses were over 159,000.
    Meghan got involved with this family. I never understand how the elder royals had 100s of charities. The Sussex had fundraisers for their charity. About 4 or 5 I believe . For the Queen to have 300 and at her age was puzzling to me. Other then the regatta nothing from the DDOC. Say PC highlight to a group of donors the results or restoring a castle which offer culinary skills and apartment. Sophia a bike marathon. Nothing else but curtains n tree planting. The site is Royal Getz on Twitter or Hugo on YouTube meghan m Harry. The RR aren’t talking about it. There’s little mention of the big donation of sentebale which has the same cost as the Wessex. The media n trolls are slamming the Sussex as being broke. Not buying it. What I observed in 3 years (my opinion) Harry is the son that has his 💩 together. PW is clueless and spends a lot of money 1.4 million dollar driveway is pure stupidity and embarrassing. I believe Harry has funded DDOC charities. I know it was Harry that got mental illness started and it was reported the DDOC jumped on is wagon. Also the Obama visit recall it was a last minute thing. DDOC had to remove a picture that was offensive. I know the DDOC has no money. It’s been said the Wessex work hard. Less then a 1000 dollars is a joke. The York’s a nightmare.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      They didn’t remove the offensive painting – they just removed the plaque on the frame with the title.

      • Nic919 says:

        How racist do you have to be to even want a painting like that in your personal living space, plaque or no plaque? As if they don’t have access to hundreds of paintings from the royal collection that aren’t overtly racist and yet that one is picked. It says a lot about how Kate and William are racist that they saw no issue with that painting until the Obamas showed up. Did we ever really think that they would accept a biracial American when they had the gall to insult the Obamas like that with their casual careless racism?

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Sadly, I think that the racism inherent in that painting didn’t even register with Kate when she choose it. She most likely chose it because it had horses in the outdoors and that would signal “aristocracy” to her. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was very common for the British aristocracy to have portraits done of their horses, often placed in a rural scenery. One painter, George Stubbs, made a career out of painting the horses of the aristocracy.

        The fact that they didn’t even bother to take down the painting and replace it with another says a lot. Apparently, it was too much of a bother for them to remove a racist painting for the visit of a prominent black politician. And you’re right, their racism is casual and careless (and most likely completely unacknowledged).

        I do wonder exactly how the information about this whole debacle (removing the plaque, the racist connotation of the painting) came to be know to the press. It must have been leaked by a member of their staff.

      • Nic919 says:

        I’m going to guess it was one of the Obama aides that noticed it. They covered the plaque with a plant so anyone in the room would have seen it. If I recall there were pictures taken of the plant hiding the plaque that surfaced.

  32. AGreatDane says:

    I’m a bit more “radical” than Meghan do this didn’t give me everything I wanted but I’m glad she remembered Breonna Taylor. As a Black woman, it’s hurtful when our pain and the brutality we suffer is ignored, while we fight for Black lives as well. I was so happy that John Boyega mentioned us as well.

    • Iknow says:

      Meghan will never be as “radical” and that’s okay. she is doing more than a lot of people, including black and other minorities. I too am actually disgusted by how Breonna Taylor has been erased from this. She was doing something so natural and human – sleeping in her bed – and was killed for it. But just because it wasn’t captured on camera, it’s discounted. It seems white people can only be outraged when it’s on camera.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        The warrant to storm into Breonna Taylor’s home has just been found to be illegal. I hope this means charges will happen. I am sure the investigators wish we would forget her…

  33. girl_ninja says:

    “We are gonna rebuild and rebuild and rebuild until it’s rebuilt.”

    Amen.

    Your Duchess Keen could never

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      I was getting really upset yesterday and something my sister said really resonated with me… “things will change in our lifetime”

  34. MellyMel says:

    And we continue to Stan a Queen! Thank you Meghan.

  35. Ruby_Woo says:

    I haven’t seen any of her fans criticise her for not speaking up.

    What I did see if plenty of bitter white women who have criticised her in the past now complaining that she wasn’t ‘speaking up’. And all those complainers got absolutely dragged for having the audacity to demand a biracial women who has experienced so much racism to perform to their timeline.

    I think her supporters truly understand how much pain she’s gone through and know that she doesn’t have to do anything but take care of her own wellbeing.

    The fact she still had the strength to speak out and encourage a younger generation is amazing.

    • S808 says:

      Yeah, I saw that yesterday and it didn’t sit right with me. I don’t know who gave white women the authority to demand statements from famous black or biracial people during this time. They think cause they posted some measly black square they’re at the forefront of the movement and they’re not. They’re supporting acts and have no right to ask or question whether or not a black person is going to speak up. They need to be harassing famous white people to use their platform for good.

  36. Aang says:

    Well said.

  37. Awkward symphony says:

    Wow that speech was so personal and moving. I doubt the keenbridges will follow this. It’ll be super obvious its scripted.
    Meghan is such an eloquent speaker and I’m so proud her for being so real and reminding those reaching 18 to register to vote.

  38. morrigan01 says:

    No one from the Sussex Squad were asking for Meghan to speak out. Just the opposite – they were getting into it with Kate-stans who were the ones demanding Meghan say something. Because the Sussex Squad could see right through their demands as just wanting Meghan to say something so they could continue to be racist against her and attack her for saying something. A lot of white women Karens who just wanted Meghan to perform for them. (Because they don’t care about George Floyd or BLM in any real way – performances from the black dutchess and news ways to drag her are all they care about wrt it).

    It’s great that Meghan had the courage to say something, especially knowing it’s going to be picked apart and she’ll continue to have racists – including those in the BM – attacking her over it. As a black woman I personally never needed her to say anything because of everything she’s gone through over the last few years. IMO she had no obligation whatsoever to say anything, she’s spoke about racism before, long before she ever met Harry, so I knew pretty well what her stance on all of this would be based on that. That she found the courage to speak up anyway is amazing and IMO shows what people who are forces for change really are.

  39. Marianne says:

    Whether or not the Cambridge’s care about the blacklivesmatter movement, royalty is not supposed to make any political statements. Which is likely why they didn’t do a black square. Same reason why Kate did t wear black for the timesup movement at the Baftas.

    • yinyang says:

      Absolutely costly useless bunch!

    • Anon says:

      Common decency and respect for others are political statements now? k

      • Alexandria says:

        Criticising Trump is also about being political now. A white colleague said this to me but he forgot Trump is a fascist. Can you imagine if we criticise Hitler now and people said that’s being political? Instead of standing up for human decency and rights?

    • Beach Dreams says:

      BLM is a matter of humanity. #MeToo is a matter of humanity. Being political is deliberately choosing to wear the darkest shade of green in an embarrassing attempt to straddle the fence. Being political is inserting yourself into the Scotland referendum and telling them to “think carefully” about voting for independence, even though you’re supposed to be above it all.

    • Pearl Grey says:

      There’s nothing political about speaking out in support of people and a nation who are experiencing pain in the wake of the tragedy of George Floyd’s death, just like it wasn’t too political when the Queen addressed the people of New Zealand after the Islamophobic shooting attack by a white supremacist, just like it wasn’t too political when the Queen addressed and personally visited the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist bombing, just like when Prince William appeared on Attitude magazine to advocate for LGBT+ rights against homophobia and transphobia, just like when he said he was “bored” of racism in football, just like when he “called out” the lack of diversity at the BAFTAs, just like when Prince Charles gave a speech calling for “freedom, justice and equality” for Palestine, just like anytime Prince Charles opens his mouth about climate change, just like when Duchess Camilla advocates for women’s rights issues against domestic violence, just like when Countess Sophie advocates for women‘s rights issues for sexual abuse victims and just like when Princess Eugenie advocates for anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking, all of which they were praised for.

      The royals can clearly find ways to speak when they choose, so “it’s too political” is just a cop-out people give them to excuse them when they are silent.

      • Desert Lizard says:

        Pearl Lizard, Thank you for this., It’s perfectly stated and sums up the RF and their deeming of anything they don’t want to deal with as “political.” What they allowed (caused?) to happen to Meghan in the UK is beyond deplorable. What a difference it would have made for Meghan and all POC in the UK had the RF spoken out against the slurs and vitriol hurled at her daily. But they didn’t. They offered no safe port for a woman who is supposedly one of their own. If they have no care for a baby born into their own family, how do they have care for anyone in the UK?

    • MsIam says:

      Politics has to do with policies. This has to do with humanity. I can’t imagine why speaking out against brutality and bigotry should an issue or be silenced. This family has a history of not speaking out or speaking up hence why the queen had to be arm wrestled into saying a few words about Diana.

    • Nic919 says:

      Nah. It’s not political to denounce sexism or racism and says a lot about you that you think it is.

    • VS says:

      BLM is political? MeToo is political? my goodness……….I am speechless. I should refrain myself and pretend I didn’t read what I just read

    • AGreatDane says:

      What’s the point of having a taxpayer funded monarchy with political duties (ie: Queen proroguing Parliament) if they can’t be political? Thankfully, the issue is more abstract for me because my family left the UK, and then my country (Trinidad and Tobago) became independent, but that is just…goofy to me.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Take it back to tumblr.

      There is nothing political about speaking up against racism (Meghan), against sexual assault (Camilla), or for girls and women’s right (Meghan and Sophie).

      Kate stans insist Kate’s dress had a black belt and that meant she WAS speaking out. And never forget William-I’m-bored-with-racism pretending he’s speaking out against racism. The whole basis of Kate’s pretend ‘lifelong passion project’ is ‘Broken Britain’, a phrase coined by anti-Europe, pro-Brexiteers a decade ago.

    • A says:

      The royals sure didn’t have any issues with being political during WW2. Not when they shut out the Duke of Windsor for his Nazi ties. Not when the Queen Mother stepped out to visit the bombed out parts of London during the Blitz. The royals didn’t have any issues with being political when Gough Whitlam was dismissed in Australia. Or as recently as when the Queen ordered the parliament to be prorogued on Boris Johnson’s behalf.

      It’s funny how the “political” things that people always object to are things like racism, sexism, basic human decency etc. It’s not political when you agree with it, but it’s political when it makes you uncomfortable seems to be the criteria here for everyone who brings up this issue.

  40. Linda says:

    I’ve always found it sad that the “family” that Harry said she now had were completely unsupportive when Meghan was being vilified by the press. He must have felt so betrayed by that “family”. I doubt he misses them very much. The RF showed their true colours, pun intended. I have nothing but disdain for the lot of them. Disgusting bunch.

    • Lizzie says:

      They were unsupportive because they orchestrated it. The Sussex superstars were outshining the Doolittle’s and so the campaign started.

      It’s like W&K are the mean kids in high school and are still talking smack about H&M who have moved away and are in university.

      • VS says:

        unfortunately they are turning Meghan into an icon…….Meghan is trending!!! how many zoom whatever the keens have done? anyone pays attention to those?

        look the RF is making the same mistakes with Meghan, they did a few decades prior with Diana. The more you smear, the more people pay attention and defend; If they didn’t want H&M to outshine the keens, they should have asked for Megia silence, shouldn’t they?

  41. Jessica says:

    .

    • Anon says:

      She’s still a duchess, not HRH. Her husband is still a Duke too, just in case you’re wondering.

      • Jessica says:

        Thanks, I just did a quick Google search. That’s why I tried to delete the question

      • Yoyo says:

        They’re still HRH, just not using it, because bitter Betty thought they would monetize the tittle, meanwhile pedo Andy can use his.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They are still HRH and still HRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, they are still HRH.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Mr. Pedo Andy person is now in permanent early retirement per Tatler .

        Mr. Pedo Andy person will no longer attend any public functions as a member of the British Royal Family or on behalf of QEII per Tatler.

  42. Alexandria says:

    BRF can go to hell. If (Meghan) making a stand about racism and feminism is being political, they can go back to the middle ages. They don’t deserve you UK!

  43. Imogene says:

    She is truly exceptional. The BRF really messed up.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Every time I hear her speak I think that too. They could have had this intelligent, caring and incredibly well spoken woman to rep them. Just from the most superficial PR point of view, they are total fricking idiots.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        I’m seriously hoping that this epic fail of the BRF is the beginning of the end (however long that takes) for them. Between the constant protection of Andrew and the rush to appease Kate over ONE mean article, it’s becoming obvious even among casual observers that the BRF (at best) did not care to protect Meghan. The first biracial duchess was essentially chased out by the royal family and the media. That’s going to irreparably mar the BRF’s legacy, especially when they like to pride themselves on adjusting to fit the times (lol).

      • Dee Kay says:

        This is what I think, too. What the BRF *could* have done with Meghan — like if they had literally just used her for specific purposes, such as presenting a face of inclusivity and social awareness to the world — they would have multiplied their cultural capital and strengthened their institution immeasurably. But they were too racist/stupid, so they didn’t take the easy win. I’m happy for H&M that they freed themselves to live their own lives far away from that toxic mess.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The thing is that the Windsors are not only stupid but myopic and they have never ever lived in the real world. They didn’t know what to do with Meghan.

  44. Meg says:

    those comments on james’ tweet-damn im loving it

  45. Beach Dreams says:

    The gulf between Meghan’s character and that of the royal family has never been more apparent. She is truly above them in every meaningful way. And they will never truly see it because they are racist, petty, jealous buffoons.

  46. February Pisces says:

    She spoke for over 5 minutes without a script or a speech written in her hand and yet she was so concise and articulate and said everything that was needed to say. You can tell she really thought about what she was going to say.

    I’ll look forward to when kween karen of Keenbridge makes her speech in retaliation. Someone better tell her what ‘black lives matter’ is, and that she can’t say her two favourite words “interesting” and “fascinating”.

  47. Cosmo says:

    An amazing speech. I don’t know how this woman has so much strength after everything she has gone through in her life and with that horrible family. She is truly inspiring.

  48. TeamMeg says:

    Queen ❤️

  49. Amelie says:

    What a wonderful, heartfelt, and emotional speech. I’m sure the graduates were thrilled to hear from Meghan. It’s sad she has to add the disclaimer “whatever I say will be picked apart” because it is true. And it was so moving when she shared her experience of what the LA Race Riots were like for her which made it even more personal because she has already been through this herself. She is so eloquent with words and I admire her way of being able to just say something so powerful without any notes. We also got some insight into Meghan’s love of volunteering, it looks like she started doing it early in high school since it was required for graduation!

    I hadn’t really given it a second thought that Meghan or Harry hadn’t made any statements, but then the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust issued a statement yesterday and Meghan and Harry oversee that organization. I know the other royal orgs did put BLM posts on their Instagrams but the QCT had the most powerfully worded statement and that’s not a coincidence.

    I wonder what kind of conversations Meghan and Harry are having behind closed doors. I’m sure they’ve had many discussions about racism and how that affects POC since they got married thanks to the British media vilifying Meghan at every turn. But I think for Harry this must be a realization that things aren’t perfect here in the US either. He’s getting a front row seat to the systemic racism here in the US and that must be pretty eye opening.

    • yinyang says:

      I agree! Just wanted to point out, and I could be wrong, I graduated a couple years before Meghan but back then we didn’t have a volunteering requisite to graduate highschool as they do now, so any volunteering Meghan did before highschool grad was purely from the compassion of her heart.

  50. Well-Wisher says:

    This is what she meant when she said “they already have a voice, just use it.”
    This is the right tone for people who are hopeful and care. Bravo.

    Ptincess Meghan’s high school and university must be so proud to be a part of this women’s journey.
    Marrying and sharing his life Meghan and Archie is the best decision Harry has ever made.
    Well Done.

  51. paddingtonjr says:

    A Tale of Two Duchesses: while FFQC Karen throws a temper-tantrum and doesn’t work because some gossipy rag called her out for not working. Meghan goes about her life. Meghan continues to work on projects that are meaningful to her and benefit those around her, whether in LA or London. She realized that, as a Duchess, married to Prince Harry, son of Charles and Diana, she would have a worldwide platform and she has taken full advantage of it in the best possible ways.

  52. Storminsteacup says:

    A bit sad that she has to fear speaking out when she is totally relevant to this issue. Girl don’t button your lip! The British media do not dictate what you say about YOUR country.

  53. Tiffany :) says:

    I just read that Ahmaud Arbery was hit by a truck before they shot him. They found a hand print, a dent, and cotton fibers from Ahmaud’s clothing on the truck of the guy filming. It’s because he hit Ahmaud with his truck to prevent him from running away.

    I’m so glad Meghan shared her thoughts. We need everyone to speak out against the violence against black human beings, specially those with a platform and influence.

    • SofiasSideEye says:

      Wow. And they weren’t even going to arrest them! This is first degree murder WTF!?

  54. Case says:

    This is a wonderful commencement speech. Emotional, angry, real. She is such a classy woman. Loved this.

  55. TheOriginalMia says:

    Wow! She’s amazing. The BRF look so petty and out of touch for pushing this woman away. She could have been a shining beacon of progress for them and instead, they let their petty jealousies and racism to fuel their actions and inactions. I hope the graduates take her words to heart and vote. It’s the only way we are ever going to see real change come to our countries.

  56. incognito08 says:

    I am glad that Meghan had the courage to speak out about injustice and provided insight regarding her own personal experience during the ’92 L.A. Riots. She was correct – there will be those folks who will pick apart everything she stated in her speech. However, she should not pay them any mind and forge on with sharing her truth, her hopes for a better future, and continue to advocate for those who struggle to be heard. The thing is, her haters are going to continue being incandescent with rage no matter what she does or doesn’t do. As the saying goes, “Haters gon’ hate!” Meghan, keep doing you and let your haters wallow in their pathetic lives while you live your best life!

  57. Charfromdarock says:

    Meghan has more grace, intelligence and compassion in her pinkie than the rest of the RF combined.

  58. Vanessa says:

    I’m gladly that Meghan spoken out so many Meghan haters would spread rumor that Meghan never spoken out against racism or being biracial so their for she ashamed of her black heritage. So it’s ok for the press to use racial coded language to talk about her one poster on here accusing Meghan of living her life like a white woman so it’s ok that the press smeared her with racist remarks because Meghan never claimed to be black . Even though their been evidence for years that Meghan has use her platform to talk about her black heritage and racism . I’m so tired of white woman putting down Meghan black heritage or accusing her being white passing or accusing of not being black newflash white woman of the world it’s not your place to tell a black woman how to deal with racism or tell them their not black enough it’s not your place to tell black woman when they should speak up . Those Kate stans don’t give a damn about racism they help smeared Meghan a black woman for years they only want new Meghan news so they can have a reason to tear her down again their just as obsessed with Meghan as their idol .

  59. Harper says:

    Unbelievable. Piers Morgan has now jumped back on the Meghan bandwagon with an article in the Fail right now saying Meghan struck the perfect tone in her speech and blah blah blah.

    • Rulca says:

      Really? Thank you for taking one for the team and monitoring that … site. Also, ugh, I can’t with him.

    • Archie’s Book says:

      Wow. Someone IS trying hard to get a show on American TV.

      • morrigan01 says:

        Yeah, and it won’t work. Especially now given the way Morgan has repeatedly shown his ass and been a racist prick to many black Americans, even before Meghan. I know Black Twitter has all the receipts on him already.

      • OriginalLeigh says:

        So Piers Morgan is turning his coat because racism isn’t in style this week? Pathetic….

  60. lizardqueen says:

    To be petty for a second-
    I love that Meghan is in the news for giving a good speech to graduates and speaking out against racism in it while Kate is in the news for…….being a pissy Karen bc people said something she didn’t like. That juxtaposition right there tells me a lot about the two women, at least on a public-facing front…..

  61. manda says:

    OMG! If you go to james middleton’s original post on instagram, emily giffin is the first comment you see! she has great admiration for his parents, gag

    • MsIam says:

      Emily Giffen! That troll is peeking her head out from that rock she hides under?

    • A says:

      I’m honestly so confused by the whole thing with Emily Giffin. She literally has nothing to complain about in her life. Why in the world is she so angry about Meghan Markle? It makes absolutely no sense to have such vitriol for a lady who you don’t even know and doesn’t give a crap about you.

    • February Pisces says:

      These miserable basic looking women stan Kate for one reason, cos they think she is a basic boring looking woman too. They love that she has average looks, no personality, charm or charisma. Also Kate can’t string a sentence together. They will root for her against someone like Meghan cos they view Meghan as a sexual threat who stole their prince.

      They are so desperate to validate Kate’s desirability and worth, because it will validate theirs too.

  62. Loretta says:

    What a powerful speech!

  63. Rulca says:

    This video was really touching. She’s so knowledgeable and such a good public speaker that I immediately thought ‘Wow, she would make a good politician!’

  64. Kim says:

    Never been prouder of this woman for her poise and authenticity. Amazing.

  65. Archie’s book says:

    I’m going to go on a limb here and say it is not a black person’s (Meghan is not white passing so she would be considered black, like Obama) responsibility to comment on something as horrible as this.

    Systemic racism is not Meghan’s fault. To the contrary, she was a huge threat to it hence the abuse from her in-laws.

  66. Molly says:

    Meghan/Harry are playing the Piers Morgan vs Guiliani interview over and over again in fits of laughter… I know I did.

  67. Abena Asantewaa says:

    The Duchess of Sussex, was so eloquent. In about 5mins, she was able to say everything that is important or significant ‘We will rebuild, and build and build till it’s built’ How ptofound. As Vee will say, ‘ They could have had a bad bitch!

  68. oldmom says:

    Harry has married up. He’s lucky to have her!

    • ArtHistorian says:

      I think quite a few royal men married up: Frederik of Denmark, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Felipe of Spain. Their wives are much more interesting and dynamic than they are.

  69. Babz says:

    I’ll bet that the minute the camera stopped recording, Harry was right there with a big hug and a heartfelt “well done” for his girl. He’s had a front row seat to her suffering (as he has alluded to) for the last few years, and he has to be beyond proud of her strength, grace, and resiliency in the face of all the abuse she has endured. He knows what it took for her to speak out, knowing the unjustified criticism she would get for doing it, but knowing it wouldn’t stop her. I am more and more coming to believe that the Universe played a big role in these two finding each other. It wasn’t an accident, and they are a very powerful team as a result. Archie’s mom and dad are going to do some special things for this world.

  70. Cg2495 says:

    What a beautiful speech. I def has to go and used a portion of it and paste on my business ig as well as a beautiful pic of this amazing woman.

  71. L4frimaire says:

    I watched this speech at about 2:30 this morning ( insomnia since the shutdown began). It brought tears to my eyes. That happens a lot these days watching the news. Was just happy to hear it and proud of what she said. It wasn’t particularly radical or groundbreaking but it spoke her truth and could feel every word she said. It gave us, and that community of girls, some uplift. For those outside the US, they may not realize how much what has happened, how hard it’s hit us,even those in positions of privilege and security. It really hurts. You see the dumpster fire that is this Presidency and you just feel betrayed and fed up, not just with him, but with fellow Americans who I feel let us down by voting him in office, and enabling him and his hateful rhetoric. I’m glad Meghan spoke of the need to rebuild, not just physically, but structurally as well. Don’t care what people think about optics. These problems, this violence, is encoded is the DNA of this nation from its founding and it can’t be fixed overnight, especially with the profound damage done to so many institutions in this country under this president.

  72. khaveman says:

    I enjoyed listening to her thoughts and passion for a new world — great job and very authentically delivered!

  73. one of the Marys says:

    Is it at all accurate to think of her as a private citizen now? I can understand her schools inviting her to speak as a famous and influential alumnae. She didn’t owe it to us but, like Archie’s birthday video, its a great opportunity to get her message out there until she launches Archewell
    I want to believe that surviving the RF and making that decision to leave has solidified her obvious strength. I want to believe that she is firmly focused on her future. As another poster commented, the Cambridges are in a one sided fight. I hope it’s the PR firms job to keep an eye on the British press for anything particularly egregious but otherwise Meghan is not looking back.

  74. aquarius64 says:

    And Meghan is suppose to be irrelevant. Her speech is trending and Meghan makes the legitimate press. Kate and the Middletons’ food fight with Tatler is suppose to be more important. If KP is pushing this narrative it makes the future queen look petty and provincial.

  75. Calibration says:

    The comments here have been extra brilliant on this article. White women like me have been educated.
    Meghan did an amazing speech which brought me to tears. Meanwhile Karen Keen is still hand wringing over one article in Tatler while the world is out of control, doesn’t matter where you live. Just shows how out of touch these people are.

  76. OriginalLeigh says:

    Odds that Meghan will be out campaigning for this Biden this fall? I really hope she does! We need we all the help we can get to defeat the evil empire.

  77. Eulalia says:

    The entire address was so powerful, wow. Kensington Karen could NEVER.

  78. MangoAngel says:

    I saw some folks saying, “They could’ve had a Michelle but now they’re stuck with a Melania.”

    Brilliant :)

  79. blunt talker says:

    I enjoyed listening to her statements-it shows she does not live in a bubble-never has-I read what she said in 2012-before Harry in 2012 she stated what racism was like for her and her mother-her father and half-siblings will never have to face this-and we all know why-WHITE FOLKS-My read is that people in their current community wanted her to make a statement-she wanted to find the best possible way to do it-she wanted it to relate to young people who very unsure of a world they going out in-she struck the right tone for graduating seniors and related her experience, and projected positivity and hope to future world citizens-Thanks you Meghan and may God bless and keep you and your family safe during this trying time in our country.

  80. Byzant says:

    Jesus the comments on the daily mail are insane. You would think she killed him. She really can’t do anything right.

    I also loved how they kept saying she’s achieved nothing but marrying well while saying kate was amazing( she literally has only married a prince that’s it for her life’s achievements).

    • Calibration says:

      I have a really good friend who is a Kate /Fail devotee. Reads the Fail daily. She thinks I’m just angry and weird because I’ve tried to correct her Meghan hate. She’s so blinded by the Fail. That’s typical of them. She hates meghan and for no reason.

  81. Carine says:

    They Take My Kindness For WEAKNESS
    They Take My Silence For SPEECHLESS
    They Consider My Uniqueness STRANGE
    They Call My Language SLANG
    They See My Confidence As CONCEIT
    They See My Mistakes As DEFEAT
    They Consider My Success ACCIDENTAL
    They Minimize My Intelligence To POTENTIAL
    My Questions Mean I Am UNAWARE
    My Advancement Is Somehow UNFAIR
    To Voice Concern Is DISCONTENTMENT
    If I Stand Up For Myself, I Am DEFENSIVE
    If I Don’t Trust Them, I Am APPREHENSIVE
    I Am Defiant, If I SEPARATE
    I Am Fake, If I ASSIMILATE
    My Character Is Constantly UNDER ATTACK
    Pride For My Race, Makes Me “TOO BLACK!”

    I love this poem and wanted to share it with you. I’m sorry I don’t know the author.

    • Desert Lizard says:

      I love this poem! Thank you for sharing it. The poem is entitled Too Black and was written by Richard E. Jenkins.