Meghan Markle Suddenly Wants You To Know She’s More Than “Other”

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Most people wouldn’t know Meghan Markle was biracial unless she told you — and before the world had a fit about Prince Harry having a Black girlfriend she never did. I wouldn’t say the actress hid her mixed racial identity, or to use antiquated terms, passed, but being biracial simply wasn’t something that ever really came up. That is until Kensington Palace called out the “racial undertones” of articles reporting on Meghan and Harry’s relationship, and now suddenly the potential princess wants the world to know: “I’m more than ‘other.'” That’s the title of the essay Meghan wrote in Elle U.K. on “creating her identity and finding her voice as a mixed race woman.” The Suits star begins her piece describing being asked about her ethnicity on nearly a weekly, if not daily, basis, and in explaining that her father is Caucasian and her mother African-American, she says: “To describe something as being black and white means it is clearly defined. Yet when your ethnicity is black and white, the dichotomy is not that clear. In fact, it creates a grey area. Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating.” Despite her parents efforts to immerse her in her shared cultures, life at school was quite different from home. “Fast-forward to the seventh grade and my parents couldn’t protect me as much as they could when I was younger,” she writes. “There...

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