Serena Williams defends Megan Markle from attacks, after Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex interview with Oprah Winfrey! Serena said she understands the pain and cruelty suffered by Meghan after some member of the British royal family raised the issue of how dark their unborn baby Archie’s skin would be.
Serena wrote: “Meghan Markle , my selfless friend, lives her life – and leads by example – with empathy and compassion. She teaches me every day what it means to be truly noble. Her words illustrate the pain and the cruelty she’s experienced.
I know first hand the sexism and racism institutions and the media use to vilify women and people of color to minimize us, to break us down and demonize us. We must recognize our obligation to decry malicious, unfounded gossip and tabloid journalism.
The mental health consequences of systemic oppression and victimization are devastating, isolating and all too often lethal. I want Meghan’s daughter, my daughter and your daughter to live in a society that is driven by respect.
Keep in your memory the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
In the interview, Meghan said: “There were several concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born. That was relayed to me from Harry. Those were conversations that family had with him. That would be very damaging to them.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had issues that need to be looked at carefully, a former Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth has said. But Charles Anson, who held the position of press secretary from 1990 to 1997, said there wasn’t a strand of racism within the royal household.
Harry said: “That conversation, I am never going to share. At the time, it was awkward, I was a bit shocked
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) March 8, 2021