17 mai 2018

Black Britons and belonging: Meghan Markle versus the Windrush generation


There are two big stories right now about black migrants in Britain, but only one is fun to pay attention to. That would be that Meghan Markle, an American with a black mother and white father, is marrying Prince Harry. A beautiful, biracial commoner starring in a royal wedding is a fairy tale about race and Britishness the Crown can get behind. It’s a much better image than half a million black and brown citizens facing possible deportation. But that, too, is currently happening: In fact, the [...]