“Our place” is Everywhere

Meghan Markle, despite her privilege as ‘white passing,’ has likely been perceived for only her Blackness during her life. Moving in spaces beyond “social norms,” that is, things and/or positions which are perceived to be of a higher social standard, we are often seen for our Blackness first and will undoubtedly be reminded of “our place.” How dare a Black woman lead a happy and privileged life?!

The racist media assault on Markle has been relentless long before Prince Harry put a ring on it. To some credit, earlier on in their relationship, Buckingham Palace released an unprecedented…