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Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

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By JILL LAWLESS and LEANNE ITALIE

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Nothing to do with racism, though it's a convenient fallback for lefties when they don't get their own way.

The real problem is that Meghan thought she could waltz in and reshape the real family with her trendy Hollywood "values." But oddly enough, the Battenberg-Windsors haven't been too keen on this, hence what seems to be a seething battle between stiff traditional protocol and SJW flightiness. With the not-too-bright Harry being led around by the nose. And maybe Meghan just isn't cut out for the endless media scrutiny (I wouldn't want it either) when she's always been used to positive coverage in the past.

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Nothing to do with racism, though it's a convenient fallback for lefties when they don't get their own way.

Really?

https://www.newsweek.com/meghan-markle-racist-texts-spell-crisis-british-far-right-party-780964

"In the texts, Marney gave a list of reasons why she doesn't like Markle. "She's a 'gender equality' t*** She is obsessed with race and her seen with [sic] taint our royal family. Just a dumb little commoner. Tiny brain," she wrote, adding "She's black. A dumb little 'actress' that no one has heard of. This is Britain, not Africa."

Marney then laughed off an accusation of racism from her interlocutor. "Lol so what," she wrote, when the other person called her racist. "She's a black American. Pushing their way to the top slowly slowly. Next will be a Muslim PM and a black king," Marney added."

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/10/701987112/inside-the-racist-online-attacks-on-meghan-markle

FOSTER: What the trolls are doing is they're exploiting these types of negative stories and fitting Meghan into a narrative, which is that she's corrupting this institution - this white institution fundamentally.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: So when you looked at some of these accounts, especially on Twitter, what did you see? What did you find?

FOSTER: Well, what we found was that we took 5,000 tweets which contained anti-Meghan hashtags. We found that 20 accounts were driving 70 percent of the coverage. We don't know how many people were behind those accounts. We don't think they are bots because they all seem quite tailored, but they're causing a lot of damage.

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These kind of happenings drive the british royal family less and less popular.

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Disagree, Alfie.

FOSTER: Well, what we found was that we took 5,000 tweets which contained anti-Meghan hashtags. We found that 20 accounts were driving 70 percent of the coverage. We don't know how many people were behind those accounts. We don't think they are bots because they all seem quite tailored, but they're causing a lot of damage.

So a handful of accounts putting out 5,000 tweets that probably few people even bothered to read, with the likely exception of a tiny minority of extremists at either end of the spectrum, constitutes a damaging campaign of racism?

I seriously doubt most Britons would care one way or the other about Meghan's race if she behaved like a royal is expected to. But she was trying to make it all about her and her Hollywood ideals, and that's what turned people off her.

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I seriously doubt most Britons would care one way or the other about Meghan's race if she behaved like a royal is expected to. But she was trying to make it all about her and her Hollywood ideals, and that's what turned people off her.

FOSTER: What the trolls are doing is they're exploiting these types of negative stories and fitting Meghan into a narrative, which is that she's corrupting this institution - this white institution fundamentally.

Comedy gold. You just repeated exactly what Max Foster said about the trolls. Congrats!

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I dunno and have little interest in the Royal Family in itself. However, the following does interest me

Meghan was criticized for everything from eating avocados — which the Daily Mail claimed fuel “human rights abuses, drought and murder” — to wearing dark nail polish, apparently an etiquette faux pas.

This shows the pathetic level certain voices are willing to go to brainwash people. This greatly saddens me, but they do it because it works. Rather than just royalty and their little circus, anyone trying to change the world in a way that challenges vested interests will get it the same way with both barrels.

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it’s their life...it’s their own choice!

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Kryonstavic

Racism may not be the underlying motive for everyone, for some it is jealousy, for others xenophobia, for most I suspect it is a deep dissatisfaction with their own disappointing lives that they project outwards. Whatever the reasons, the level of bullying of that woman is incredibly disturbing. A quick glance at the DailyMail online comments section is sickening.

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it’s their life...it’s their own choice!

Yep. Just leave the luxury freebies behind.

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They can never be 100% separate from the royal family. He will always be the grandson of the queen, son of Charles and brother of William. He remains heir to the throne.

Don't understand why they had to make it all so public when they could have sorted it out privately first.

The media attacks have increased since their announcement.

Canada have moored a military ship near to the island where Meghan and son are currently living.

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From what I have read, she has indeed been the subject of very intense racist attacks while in England. I think that moving back to North America will be much better for them. As for Vancouver Island, it is very beautiful, the weather is relatively mild, and the culture is Canadian. What is not to like? (I have been there a few times and loved what I saw.)

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Nothing to do with racism, though it's a convenient fallback for lefties when they don't get their own way.

No, something to do with racism, as was pointed out to you.

Certain leftists see everything through the prism of racism, bigotry, misogyny etc. to suit their narrative, while certain rightists dismiss all of these claims outright to suit their narrative. Both are unhelpful. Your post is an example of one of these unhelpful narratives.

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It seems people love to tell the British that they're all racists. Its one of those ideas that people just seem to enjoy believing, like that we're all football hooligans and we all have crooked teeth and so on.

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It seems people love to tell the British that they're all racists.

Who's saying that the British are all racists? Nobody's even saying most of the British are racists. Just too many of them/us, like in most countries. And too many of them on freaking social media.

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When did criticism of Meghan and Harry become racism?.......

Perhaps when media/public suggested Megham and Harry were proposing to put there selfish personal interests before public duty. Then arrogantly insisted the tax payer foots the bill.

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The British tabloids are a disgrace, they chew people up and spit them out, they don't care. I can understand Harry wanting out and wanting to protect his wife, as his mother courted the tabloids but they ended up destroying her.

They also need to help themselves. As Zichi pointed out, why on earth did they do it so publicly? They just lit the fuse and tried to run away from the inevitable explosion.

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