What does Meghan Markle's explosive interview say about how the Royal Family and British press treats women of color?

What does Meghan Markle's explosive interview say about how the Royal Family and British press treats women of color? What does Meghan Markle's explosive interview say about how the Royal Family and British press treats women of color?

March 8, 20212 min read
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It was hyped, promoted and delivered a ratings bonanza for CBS. Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive, no-holds barred interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, left many aghast by her revelations of mistreatment, constant abuse in the media and even Meghan's experience of racism when it came to the status, security and skin color of her then unborn son.


Even the day after, Oprah, praised for her masterful interviewing skills, is still revealing excerpts that shine a brighter light on the situation.


The Duchess of Sussex claimed the press team that would defend the royal family "when they know something's not true" failed to come to their defense.


Winfrey asked Prince Harry if he hoped his family would ever acknowledge that the differences in treatment were over race.


"It would make a huge difference," he said. "Like I said, there's a lot of people that have seen it for what it was… like it's talked about across the world."


The people who do not want to see it, Harry claimed, "choose not to see it." March 08 – CBS News



The interview has the public discussing racism and misogyny and how these are playing out in the Royal Family dynamics and the British press. And if you are a journalist looking to explore this issue, then let our experts help.


Dr. Adria Goldman’s research explores the intersectionality of race, gender, culture and its connection to communication and media. She enjoys examining media’s impact on perceptions, construction of identity, social relationships and belief systems.


Dr. Goldman is available to speak with media regarding Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and what it means when it comes to race, royalty and what impact it may have on the couple and the Royal Family moving forward. If you are looking to arrange an interview, simply click on her icon now to book a time today.




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    Adria Goldman Assistant Professor of Communication

    Dr. Goldman is an expert in the intersectionality of race, gender, culture and its connection to communication and media.

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