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Queen and royal family support Black Lives Matter movement, says senior aide

By News & Current Affairs

Kenneth Olisa, the first Black lord-lieutenant of London, told Britain’s Channel 4 that race had become a “hot conversation topic” among the royal family. By Rhea Mogul, NBC News — From the soccer pitch to Buckingham Palace, the racial reckoning that occurred in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been felt across Britain. Amid social media abuse of sporting stars and bombshell interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II has remained largely silent on the issue that has engulfed…

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Imperial Reckoning: Britannica, Racism, Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah

By Editors' Choice

By Milton G. Allimadi — We’ve all known that Empire historically epitomized virulent racism that many pretended was a thing of the past. The Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey removed the veil of plausible deniability. The couple’s frank talk pierced the shield. It’s also fitting that Markle and Winfrey, both women of African ancestry, are playing a role in bringing much needed scrutiny of the royal family….

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