Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new aide for the Archewell foundation has revealed that she realized she was racist after "marrying her Black husband."
Safe to say, her candid and poignant words have caught everyone's attention...
A lot has changed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the past couple of years.
After formally stepping down from their positions within the royal family.
The pair have moved across the Atlantic.
And now, they've joined with a new aide, who's revelation about white privilege and racism seems to have everyone talking...
Meghan and Harry recently decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years...
To none other than Oprah Winfrey.
It's the interview that everyone has been talking about.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th and viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
Meghan Markle was SUICIDAL and the royal family DENIED her mental health treatment, but she persevered and her openness will SAVE LIVES. 🙏🏽— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) March 8, 2021
Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.
"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
Harry then explained that he "had to get out," though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...
He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."
"All I wanted to do was keep my family safe."
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K - she said the intention was to "do this forever" and that she told the royal family to "use me as much as you like."
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."
Quite predictably, opinion was well and truly divided over the interview...
All I can say is that I completely understand. My heart and soul goes out to her. 💔❤— Sunshine, MPH 🏳️🌈🔭🔬☣ (@CallSignWhisker) March 8, 2021
With many feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they've allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand...
Another lie exposed, they're coming thick and fast: https://t.co/lImQ73Dw33— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah's interview and have even been brandishing them as "liars"... including Piers Morgan, of course.
It's undoubtedly caused a lot of drama...
And the couple have been the talk of the entire world in the last month since the interview aired.
Since the interview, a lot of changes have happened for Harry and Meghan.
Harry is set to become the Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp - a startup company that employs therapists and executive coaches on contracts who are paired with clients to provide mental health coaching by video link through an app.
The couple have also replaced the royal monogram on their Archewell logo.
And, they now have a new aide.
It was announced this week that Genevieve Roth, a former aide for Hilary Clinton, will be partnering with the couple.
Roth is the founder of Invisible Hand, a "female-led diverse team" which will be advising the Archewell foundation.
Roth, a graduate of Emerson College and the Columbia Journalism School Publishing Course, previously worked as the director of creative engagement for the 2016 Clinton Presidential campaign.
Speaking about Roth's addition, a spokesman for the Sussexes said: "They join a rapidly expanding team that's deeply dedicated to advancing systemic cultural change and supporting compassionate communities across the world."
While a statement added: "Invisible Hand would be focusing on 'strategic change through storytelling and community building in support of gender and racial equity."
And there's one thing about Roth's addition that has everyone talking...
Her previous referral to realizing she was racist.
Hope she’s more truthful with her storytelling than what she has been 😩— Aqua (@marinah98524269) March 23, 2021
That was a tough read and her being so naive?! 🤦🏾♀️— ♌️ FortunateLady (@Lailaine0815) March 23, 2021
I loved this article. I went through the learning process in my marriage, understanding my privilege, not just white, but also being born in America, having a US passport, things my husband can only dream about.— Christine 💙❤️💚 (@ksk_pamuk) March 23, 2021
Wow!! I felt her honesty! Powerful piece!— 365Beaches🐊🐦🛡 (@21117Dimples) March 22, 2021
She's getting there but I feel she really miss a key point.— MizFlagPin (@MizFlagPin) March 23, 2021
The world didn't grant her "white privilege". She gets her privilege because of the violent acts against people of color carried out by people who look like her across centuries. "Good white folk" are the beneficiaries.
Roth revealed that she realized she was racist after marrying her Black husband.
And that she believes all white people are "rife with internalised racism and unconscious bias."
In a piece for Good Housekeeping last year, Roth wrote: "Race is an issue in our marriage because as a white woman of privilege, I have racist tendencies written in at a cellular level."
She spoke of her understanding of white privilege after marrying her husband, Jordan.
Roth spoke of the time she had mentioned that their licence plates were nearly expired and Jordan became angry.
She explained that her husband asked her: "Do you realize that if a cop pulls us over for expired tags, I could be killed?"
To which she had not.
Roth also wrote: "Or every single time we fight and I say, 'When you start yelling, I stop listening,' without realizing that what I hear as a yell is just how they talk in his family, and that half the time I think I'm fighting with Jordan he isn't even mad."
Towards the end of the piece, Roth explained that she had recently taken to posting about these occasions on Instagram to raise awareness of "ways in which my own bias and internalized racism had hurt our partnership."
"It is hard work," she wrote.
"It is embarrassing and shameful, and every time I post, I fear that this latest confession could be the one that will expose me as irredeemable — too privileged to be deserving of the man I love, too far gone to be a suitable mother to my black daughter."
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