Meghan Markle recently opened up to Mariah Carey about her experience as a biracial woman on her new podcast. The wife of Prince Harry stated she was seen as a Black woman once the couple started to date, and Don Lemon has responded.
On the Archetypes podcast, Markle shared that she didn’t get treated like a Black woman until she dated Prince Harry. Before, she fit in between being Black and white.
I think for us, it’s so different because we’re light-skinned, Meghan told the singer. You’re not treated as a Black woman. You’re not treated as a white woman. You sort of fit in between.
If there’s any time in my life that it’s been more focused on my race, it’s only once I started dating my husband.
The 41-year-old added:
Then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman. Because up until then, I had been treated like a mixed woman. And things really shifted.
Don Lemon Responds
Don Lemon, a CNN host, responded to Markle’s comments and stated she benefitted from privilege.
What she is coming from is a place of privilege where she did not have to deal with racism until she married a white man,” Lemon said. “And she’s got all this criticism and all this attention. And suddenly she understood or understands what it’s like to be part of a group of people, especially women in this country or in Europe, who are discriminated against.
Lemon also stated:
Actually, I think it’s an eye-opening podcast and I commend Meghan Markle for going there, even though it is a bit shocking that at 30-something years of age, she is just understanding what it’s like to be a Black woman in America. It’s a bit surprising to me.
Roomies, what are your thoughts?