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Meghan Markle

Meghan is an American Actress who was born in Los Angeles, California. Her biggest role is in the television show Suits, where she plays Rachel Zane. She has also starred as an FBI agent named Amy Jessup in sci-fi thriller Fringe. She has had parts on CSI: Miami and appeared on some TV movies.

Meghan’s mother is African American and her father is Caucasian. She recently penned a letter detailing the racism she’s faced throughout her career and the “countless black jokes people have shared in front of me, not realizing I’m mixed.” She said the first time she realized she was different “I took an African American studies class where we explored colourism; it was the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community, too mixed in the white community.”

Meghan became a target in late November 2016 thanks to her high profile royal romance with Prince Harry. Prince Harry released a highly unusual statement confirming his relation with Meghan and defending her from rude attacks. Markle is proud of her multiracial heritage: “To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman, I am enough exactly as I am.”

Meghan was recently interviewed by ELLE to share her story about being biracial and she stated “I am more than other.” A statement multiracial people, including myself, can absolutely understand. We are proud of our entire heritage and will continue to draw our own box until multiracial is included.

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Makensie Shay McDaniel

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