(RepublicanInformer.com)- The former actress-turned-podcaster Meghan Markle is back with a new episode of her podcast, in which she discusses the role that race played in her life once she began dating Prince Harry, now her husband.
During an episode of Meghan’s Archetypes podcast that aired on Tuesday, Markle talked with the singer Mariah Carey about the term “diva” and their experiences navigating life as women of mixed race in modern society.
Markle said she read an article about Halle Berry in which the author asked her how she felt about how people treated her because she is a woman of mixed race in the world. Berry said, “Well, your experience in the world is how people regard you.”
Therefore, she stated, she was being viewed as a Black lady rather than a mixed woman due to the fact that she had a deeper skin tone.
Markle told Carey that she feels it’s different for them because they have light skin.
“That makes a big difference,” she said.
She said you are not treated in a manner consistent with a Black woman. You are not treated in the same manner as a woman of the White race. You have a place somewhere in the middle.
“I mean, I’ve — if there’s ever been a time in my life when it’s been more focused on my race, it’s only once I started dating my husband, then I started to understand what it was like to be treated like a Black woman.”
She said that until that point, she had been treated as if she were a mixed lady, and everything changed drastically after that.
During the rest of the podcast Markle and Carey talked about:
-the arduousness of being a “diva.”
-throwing on some Louboutins, hopping in a bubble bath, and just reveling in that divadom while “God Save the Queen” plays softly in the background.
-Giorgio Armani gowns.
You know, the usual problems of the oppressed.
The navigation of their lives seems so treacherous, poor things.