Smear campaign against Meghan Markle with racist undertones/Dirty examples

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SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST MEGHAN MARKLE WITH RACIST UNDERTONES/SOME DIRTY EXAMPLES
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''Her treatment has proved what many of us have always known: No matter how beautiful you are, whom you marry, what palaces you occupy, charities you support, how faithful you are, how much money you accumulate or what good deeds you perform, in this society racism will still follow you''
Those are the words of Afua Hirsch, writer, broadcaster and former barrister [1], in connection with all the tabloid fuss against Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex. [2]
Words she wrote in the New York Times. [3]
Now I think the truth is somewhat in the middle:
Even though racism plays a destructive part in British society, as in so many other countries, European or not, I think that, although racism follows you, it is not the only factor and one's behaviour can make a change.
At the other side:
I must admit, that in the case of Meghan Markle, racism played a big part in the way the tabloids commented on her.
I was and am very annoyed by that and as you know or don't know, I wrote two articles and a letter to the Council of Brighton to defend her. [4]
Who knows me realizes that I can't stand injustice and feel myself obliged to fight it.
And racism is one of the ugliest forms of injustice!
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN STEPPED BACK AS SENIOR ROYALS
Now you all know, that recently, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepped back as senior royals [5] and that the Queen, Prince Harry's grandmother, supported them in this [6], but declared:
''Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.' [7]

Of course she preferred them to stay.
As a grandmother and greatgrandmother, wishing to spend time with her eighth
greatgrandchild, as a royal matriarch and as a Queen, keeping the roles of the Family intact!
RACIST SMEAR CAMPAIGN
Recently I wrote a defense article, prasing the supportive statement of the Queen and analysing what, according to my views, among else [there may be other reasons I don't know about] have led to Megxit, the fact that Harry and Meghan wanted to step out,their roles as fulltime royals in England.
And I stated, and the more I read the more I am convinced, that an important reason was the smearcampaign against Meghan Markle, shich had dirty, racist undertones and sometimes more than just undertones.
LORD ARCHIE A ''CHIMPANZEE''
Like the hateful Tweet of Donald Baker, no fired BBC reporter, who compared Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle newborn son with a chimpanzee! [8]
DO YOU IMAGINE!
Not only highly racist [people, who deny that this person is a racist or at least racist led in his comments, are close to suffer the same racist ''decease''' [9]
also mean and ugly, when you realize that new parents, who just were blessed with their first son, were confronted with this despicable stuff!
RACIST UNDERTONES
From the beginning of the relation between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a couple of tabloids and some other parts of the press launched a hateful smear
campaign against Meghan Markle with racist undertones, as confirmed in a statement of Prince Harry, in november 2016, nearly two years before their marriage
I quote from the statement:
''But the past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments'' [10]
And although the racist thing is denied, for example by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle villifier, the broadcaster, journalist and TV personality, Piers Morgan [11], who stated, that their racism accusations are ''completely and grotesquely wrong'' [12] I will show you in underlying, that there ARE racist undertones in the Meghan Markle smearcampaign broadcasting, as well openly, as more hidden.
But not only the press and tabloids!
Newspaper The Sun wrote in march 2019, that Meghan Markle was bombed with 5200 hateful racist and sexist tweets in two months, and 70 percent abuse came from twenty trolls! [13]
And also her sister in law, Kate Middleton, the wife of the Duke of Cambridge [Prince William, Harry's elder brother and heir to the throne after his father, Prince Charles], was subjected to hateful, sexist tweets! [14]
READ ON ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE PRESS/TABLOIDS AND BE INDIGNANT WITH ME!
SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST MEGHAN MARKLE/PART I
OPENLY RACIST
A
 ''EXOTIC DNA'' 
A tabloid columnist wrote about Meghan Markle's ''exotic DNA'', which refers to her Afro American descent [from her mother's side, her father is a white American, Thomas Markle, a former TV lighting director and director of photography] [15] and therefore racist undertoned.
B
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Another dubious  remark was made in a Daily Mail headline article, describing Meghan's Los Angeles roots as “(almost) straight outta Compton” and claimed she came from a “gang-scarred” neighborhood. [16]
As you probably know, ''Straight outta Compton'' as a picture about the rise and fall of the gangster rap group, 
N.W.A. from rapper and businessman Dr Dre and others
[17]
Those connection between being of Afro American descent and gangster life or ''gang-scarred neighborhood'' is despicable and suggests THAT there is an automatic relation between being black and born in a hood [ghetto]
and also being criminal.
Newspapers should know better!
C
THE CHIMPANZEE AFFAIR
What was the limit, was the comparing of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's newborn son Archie, with a chimpzanzee by a now fired [because of this affair] BBC reporter, Danny Baker. [18]
If that's not a racist remark, then I don't know what is!
Yet idiots like Piers Morgan declare, that Danny Baker ''is not remotely racist as anyone who knows him'' [19]
I think that tells more about Piers Morgan than about Danny Baker.......
And now, a few minutes ago, I learnt, that Meghan has been bombarded with hundreds of racist and sexist tweets because of her and Harry's stepping back as royals! [20]
And not for the first time:
As is written above, the newspaper the Sun wrote in march 2019 about thousands of racist and sexist tweets against Meghan, 70 percent coming from twenty trolls
[see the notes 13 and 14]
How many idiots are there in this world?
D
UPPITY
There is more.
Recently, after Megxit was announced [Harry and Meghan's step out as senior royals], a Hannity radio producer called Meghan  ''uppity' [21]
I quote:
''MCLAUGHLIN: Yeah, she's very uppity. She's -- she's one of those liberal elitists, you know? [22]
Now according to Cambridge dictionnary ''uppity'' is a sort of ''neutral'' term [I mean, nothing to do with race or descent]
I quote Cambridge dictionnary:
''An uppity person behaves in an unpleasant way because they think that they are more important than they really are'' [23]
However, that's only part of the story.
For historically,  the word "uppity," when applied to black people, has racist connotations [24]
Namely it was used in the US in the 19th century as an insult to black people, ''who didn't know their place'' [25]
Places the word in a whole different other light.....
Of course:
Most people don't know the racist meaning of ''uppity'', but from journalists and TV personalities one may expect, that they know their historical stuff and otherwise do a proper investigation. 
After all, I found the sources also by proper searching! [26]
SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST MEGHAN MARKLE/PART II/RACIST, IN A HIDDEN FORM
CHILDISH TABLOID STUFF
Not all negative comments on Meghan Markle are openly racist or have a racist undertone:
But striking is the abnormal attention Meghan Markle gets, in the most silly circumstances.
That says a lot and although not provable, seen in the whole light of the anti Meghan smear campaign, those not openly racist related comments must have a racist undertone, since Meghan Markle is practically singled out in the tsunami of negativity and other royals are more or less off the hook.
AND since the facts the socalled critique is that childish, that even children of primary school would find it below their dignity.
PIERS MORGAN/NOTORIOUS MEGHAN MARKLE STALKER
There isfor example  journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan, who seems obssessed by Meghan Markle, and also, in a lesser extent, by Prince Harry.  [27]
So it was no surprise that he ranted and raved at the news that Harry and Meghan wanted to step out as senior royals and the supportive reaction of the Queen. [28]
LOL!
AND THEN THE SUPER CHILDISH STUFF
Now some examples of being on Meghan's ''tail'' [29], which make no sense.
There are a lot more, I presume, yet underlying things give an idea of the nonsense written about Meghan:
LOL 1
LOL!
MEGHAN MARKLE EATS AVOCADO'S!/HOW DARES SHE!/
Surprise, surprise, the Daily Mail again.....
In a nonsense article, Meghan Markle was critized for.....
eating avocado's [I quote] ''the fact is that rampant avocado production in the Third World has been linked with water shortages, human rights abuses, illegal deforestation, ecosystem destruction and general environmental devastation.'' [30]
YEAH....A GREAT ONE
Firstly, the one, who wrote that nonsense article, admitted, that avocado's are well loved by all millennials [31], so why single Meghan Markle out!
Secondly, I can understand, that people protest when avocado's are produced in occupation countries as Israel, openly violating elementary human rights [32], but then there is a choice not to eat them, when descending from those countries, like I do.
But not to eat all avocado's is just nonsense.
The problems the writer of this article mentioned ''water shortages, human rights abuses, illegal deforestation, ecosystem destruction and general environmental devastation'' [33], refers to more Third World products and has everything to do with unfair relations in the world, caused for a great part [apart from natural and climatical causes] by Western economic dominance of the Third World, supported by their local elites.
Does the writer of this article protests against those injustices?
No, he only uses it to attack Meghan Markle, simply eating an avocado!
What about all the other royals, eating avocado's?
What about all milennials, eating avodaco's?
No, this is only a childish attack on Meghan Markle!
And I have news for him
I, Astrid Essed, eat avocado's too [although not from certain countries like Israel, that very openly and shamelessly violate human rights]
So I am a Third World destroyer too?
NONSENSE
LOL 2
VAIN AND PRIDEN  MEGHAN, YOU KEEP YOUR HAND ON YOUR BUMP!/OF COURSE IT IS ''TENDER'' WHEN YOUR SISTER IN LAW KATE MIDDLETON DOES THE SAME THING!
THERE MUST BE A DIFFERENCE/QUOD LICET JOVI, NON LICET BOVI! [33]
The following all too childish thing, Meghan Markle was critized for, of course [among else], again by stalking newspaper Daily Mail, was the fact, that Meghan, mother to be, had had the audacity to ''keep her hands on her bump'', a normal and affectionate thing any pregnant mother does.
This nonsense article was titled ''Why can't Meghan Markle keep her hands off her bump? Experts tackle the question that has got the nation talking: Is it pride, vanity, acting - or a new age bonding technique?'' [34]
No you, readers, will probably say"
What nonsense
What is it to the Daily Mail, whether Meghan Markle keeps her hands on 
her OWN bump or not?
What's the newsvalue in it, even for tabloids?
It is a private gesture of a happy mother to be, done by milliards of mothers before and after us!
It's about stalking and harassing Meghan Markle again!
But now the cat is out of the bag! [35]
The Daily Mail anti Meghan article about ''keep her hands on her bump'' was written on 26 january 2019 [36]
But when Meghan's sister in law, Kate Middleton, acted on a similar way, that same Daily Mail wrote on 21 march 2018 ''
NOT LONG TO GO! PREGNANT KATE TENDERLY CRADLES HER BABY BUMP WILE WRAPPING UP HER ROYAL DUTIES AHEAD OF MATERNITY LEAVE. AND WILLIAM CONFIRMS SHE IS DUE ''ANY MINUTE NOW'' [37]
Clearly, according to The Daily Mail, when Meghan's sister in law, Kate Middleton, keeps her hand on her bump'' it is ''tenderly cradling her baby bump'' [38], but when Meghan Markle acts the similar way, a year later it is suddenly ''vain'' or acting'' [39] 
Striking, isn't it. 
Is this mere ''coincidence'' or has it perhaps something to do with the fact that Kate Middleton is white and Meghan Markle is black.
I don't like to draw the black and white card, but the reader must admit, that this difference in approach from, here the Daily Mail, is at least, odd.
YEAH
''QUOD LICET JOVI, NON LICET BOVI' !'' [40]
LOL 3
O, NAUGHTY NAUGHTY MEGHAN, WEARING DARK NAIL POLISH
I think this newsmessage has written to give me a good laugh
Hereby:
HAHAHAHAHA!
It is really written:
Meghan Markle wearing dark nail polish at some charity event and some Fashion award..... [41] and some royal watchers ''questioned whether the unexpected shade was a breach in "royal protocol'' [42] 
Yes, some newsvalue.
Of course I am not going to analyse such nonsense.
I only mentioned it to show, what happens when they look at you through a magnifying glass.
EPILOGUE
I have enough of it!
And if I do, how tiring and exhausting must it be for Meghan and also her husband Prince Harry.
For it seems, that Meghan can't do good, whatever she does. [43]
Types like obsessed Meghan stalker Piers Morgan [44]
should be delighted, that the couple stepped out as senior royals, but yet they have something to bully and stalking them again! [45]
I can only cheer them on, taking the step to choose a new life [46] and the Queen for supporting them. [47]
EPILOGUE
Is Meghan the only British royal, ever to be bullied by the tabloid press?
Of course not!
In the early 2000s, tabloid reporters hacked the voicemails of Prince William and royal staff members in pursuit of scoops. [48]
Prince William’s wife was relentlessly scrutinized for years: dismissed as dull, accused of being lazy for not having a full-time job, and dubbed “waity Katy” before William proposed. [49] 
But however unpleasant that is, that is nothing to compare with the ''damned if you do, damed if you don't'' campaign against Meghan Markle, with the apparent racist undertones:
Not convinced?
Then again
About Meghan is written among else [there was more, but Google for yourself]
Her “exotic” DNA
Her Los Angeles roots as “(almost) straight outta Compton” and claimed she came from a “gang-scarred” neighborhood''
 She is described as ''uppity''
Meghan's and Prince Harry's newborn son had been compared with a ''chimpanzee'' [SEE MY NOTES]
That are all, without excemption, racist expressions!
FURTHER THE SILLY STUFF
That she keeps her hand on her OWN bump, that she is eating avocado's, that she is wearing dark nail polish
By the way":
Did you know, dear readers, that the Global Warmimg, the outburst of Ebola and the forest fires in Australia is also Meghan's fault?
EVERYTHING SAID AND DONE
Meghan and Prince Harry are driven out of England, mainly out of racism and parts of the British press and the tabloids are guilty of that.
Be proud of yourself, Meghan haters
It is in fact, what Guardian journalist Zoe Williams recently wrote
''If she does anything remotely normal, she besmirches the majesty of her office; if she looks at all grand, she’s got ideas above her station. The norms of the lowest-grade analysis – know thy place, woman, keep your eyes down – have permeated the rubric. Respectable news outlets find themselves wondering what the devil she thinks she’s doing, meeting her friends in an upscale hotel. People who in normal life are intensely relaxed about wealth inequality are suddenly exercised about the fact that a celebrity married a prince and now – miracle – has an expensive handbag.

We did this before, remember? Lost all sense of proportion around princessly deficiencies, and ended up chasing one into a pillar. This is not a mistake any nation should make twice.'' [50]

Happily, she has a supportive husband and I admire him for that, like I said before '[51]

The Queen also supports them [52]

And again, from this place, I defend them and especially -and that is the main reason I wrote this article - I fiercely condemn the racism that lead to it.

But haters, you will not win,

The fight for Freedom and Equality will continue, whether you like it or not!

Astrid Essed

SEE FOR NOTES

https://www.astridessed.nl/notes-1-t-m-52-at-article-smear-campaign-against-meghan-markle-with-racist-undertones-some-dirty-examples/ 

OR

https://www.dewereldmorgen.be/community/smear-campaign-against-meghan-markle-with-racist-undertones-some-dirty-examples/  

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