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Let’s forget about race and welcome the newest royal into his place – By Yvonne Sam

– By Yvonne Sam

The birth of the first mixed race baby into the royal family has already resurrected some dangerous stereotypes about race

A brief look at social media reveals that the arrival of the anxiously awaited offspring of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has brought with it, the not- so- hidden rudiments of racism. When Meghan conceived, be not deceived speculations abounded like short range missiles in Nazi Germany during World War II.

After all, the expected baby was going to be the first, yes the first Anglo-American member of the Royal family. For the Black diaspora, in the United Kingdom, United States and especially but not exclusively Jamaica, the impending birth stirred an excitement, causing to surface unresolved issues surrounding the mysterious death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana in 1997.      Continue reading

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