Meghan Reveals She’s ’43 Percent Nigerian’ After ‘Genealogy’ Research
, 2022-10-25 06:37:48,
Recent genealogical testing undertaken by Meghan Markle showed she was “43 percent Nigerian,” the royal revealed on the latest episode of her Spotify original podcast, Archetypes.
Meghan stated that the aim of the podcast is to “dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.” The archetype tackled in the seventh episode of the 12 episode series was that of the “angry Black woman.”
As guests, Meghan invited author and academic Emily Bernard, actress and producer Issa Rae, and talk show host Ziwe Fumudoh, to discuss their various experiences with the racist label and how it manifests in day-to-day life.
Meghan herself has spoken out about the racism she faced when she became a global figure of public interest after she met and married her husband Prince Harry.
During the early stages of their relationship in 2016, Harry released a statement from Kensington Palace via a communications secretary denouncing the “sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments,” targeted at Meghan.
When the couple moved to the U.S. in 2020 and later discussed their royal experiences with Oprah Winfrey, the subject of racism was once again raised, including that an unnamed member of the royal family had made racially insensitive comments about the color of the couple’s future…
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