Primus Mootry: The royal wedding – an African-American perspective | Columns

White supremacists all over the world had a bad day last Saturday. England’s Prince Harry married a biracial young woman, Meghan Markle. Not only is she biracial, but she is also a divorcee and, worst of all, she is an American, or African-American if you please. Now she is the Duchess of Sussex.

Those who are of age will remember the days when the very thought of mixed-race marriage would have set off a wave of supremacist apoplexy in many states. Back then, interracial marriage or other intimate black/white relationships were a crime punishable by imprisonment. Or, not long from the days of imprisonment, lynching was the preferred method of putting an end to such unholiness.

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