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Minnie1956

  8 months ago

Black and white?
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Sorry to bring it back to the Sussex Question Time row but this is a genuine observation and query. The audience member involved, a university professor, stated categorically that Meghan is a black woman. My understanding of her parentage is that she is the child of a black mother and a white father, yet such a statement is accepted without question. Can you imagine the outcry if someone stated that Meghan is a white woman? If someone is of mixed or bi-racial background why is it OK, expected even, to describe them as 'black' but absolutely taboo to describe them as 'white'?
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P8883131w

  8 months ago
Absolutely fine
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Chris563

  8 months ago
This is just the way the world is now
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morleymole

  8 months ago
I have no opinion either way.
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g2714572

  8 months ago
Seems shes happy. being a black woman or woman of colour Minnie and wouldnt mind i am sure it sure on the Bi racial term either , if its not said in a hate way wise people are bound to understand no one knows whats the right thing to say now , best go with it and hope for the best ... like calling NI people Irish some say and write British for everything and am sure theres some from NI on here that do and thats ok
and on here we have to write British or be screened out:) ....but id lean more to Irish ....bi lingual you could say :)
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spartan3002

  8 months ago
It's a sign of the times Minnie - at least we rarely hear " Half - caste " these days ! :)) xx
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hess72

  8 months ago
what i find more offensive is how, up until her marriage to harry, she identified as a markle but refuses to have anything to do with that side of her family x
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SimonGUK

  8 months ago
As Yvonne has pointed out, she herself says how she identifies and the audience member spoke based on that and the medias reaction to it (or at least the perceived reaction).
The statement was accepted "without question" because most of the people there are interested in current affairs and that is why they attend the show. Your questioning demonstrates that you are less aware on this particular subject.
The depth of feeling over racial identity is much higher in the US than here, which is probably why she felt a need to identify one way or another.
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yvonne7495

  8 months ago
it was Meghan herself emphasised that she considers herself 'black' but she clearly isnt
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davidwatkin

  8 months ago
Just imagine the outcry if someone had described her as a gobby Yank Minnie. :-o xx
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rosemary-charles

  8 months ago
I find that appalling what has colour to do with it that person is ignorant . Only a racist person would make such a coment in my view I dont look at a persons colour it niether here or there its their heart attitude that is more important surely
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