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Racist Treatment of Meghan Markle Highlighted as Plans for “Megxit” Move Forward

HeadlineJan 21, 2020

Prince Harry arrived in Canada Monday, joining his wife Meghan Markle and their 8-month-old son Archie on Vancouver Island, after Harry finished one of his last official royal appearances since announcing he and Markle are stepping back as senior members of Britain’s royal family. Their decision — known as Megxit — has captivated the world. The British press has largely reacted with shock. But in a New York Times op-ed headlined “Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out,” writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch writes, “From the very first headline about her being '(almost) straight outta Compton' and having 'exotic' DNA, the racist treatment of Meghan has been impossible to ignore.”

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