For as long as we can recall the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have, through their actions, silently espoused doing good and leading by example.
The sad thing is that, the outlets repeatedly use her, a woman of color to do their dirty work, to allow them the plausible deniability of racism, which has largely informed the othering of Meghan by the British media.
Through a landscape of unprecedented hostility and sabotage from kin and country, the Sussexes have persevered and remained admirably focused on helping and highlighting the causes dearest to them. While they have seemingly stayed steadfast, It really didn’t have to be this way.
The fact that so-called journalists are ill-prepared to intelligently cover the only non-white member of the royal family is an indictment of the “journalists” and their parent networks or organizations.
So I had to ask myself, when did advocacy for change, wanting to use your privilege to do good, become a curse for those who have passions, purpose, drive, means, a good heart to champion those causes that, let’s face it a lot of us would turn a blind eye and look the other way, turn into a fault?
Harry and Meghan are finally fighting back with legal actions and have let the public know they are unwilling to be unjustly maligned and defamed by the British tabloid media.
They do this by publishing false stories intended to paint the Duchess in the most negative light and by creating narratives which they perpetuate with the help of TV hosts, “Royal experts” and commentators who push these over and over again on mainstream media channels as well as social media.