Meghan Markle’s latest episode of her podcast “Archetypes” has surprised everyone.
The Duchess of Sussex revealed details about her ancestors. In a thought-provoking conversation with actor and writer Issa Rae, writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and lecturer Emily Bernards, she deconstructed the stereotype of the “Angry Black Woman.”
Meghan revealed on the show that she took a genealogy test and discovered that she is 43% Nigerian.
Ziwe inquired, eager to learn more about the former “Suits” star’s discoveries.:
“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”
The news was “huge for the community,” according to Ziwe.
She previously stated that she is multiracial (her mother is African-American and her father is Caucasian), but she did not elaborate on her forefathers.
Meghan is well-known for fighting bigotry and discrimination, but this is her first public discussion of her ancestors.
She also slammed the “angry Black woman” nonsense, claiming that there is a distinction between being “difficult” and “clear” on the show.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who has been accused of bullying and demanding behavior by former palace employees, has now admitted to being “particular” but has added that individuals should not be condemned for being “demanding” if they simply expressed what they needed.
The mom-of-two told Issa:
“You’re allowed to set a boundary, you’re allowed to be clear. It does not make you demanding, it does not make you difficult. It makes you clear.”
People on social media, on the other hand, have had varying reactions to Meghan Markle’s latest podcast revelations.
According to one Twitter user, no one has ever labeled Prince Harry’s wife as an angry Black woman because “she is not black.”
“We labeled her a #bully & a hypocrite which is a very different thing. She is using racial #stereotypes to gaslight others. Ms #Misinformation, why lie again, 43% nigerian lol, 28% max.”
“We know what Meghan Markle says and what is the objective truth are two completely different things.”
A third person said:
“She is not generally considered a black person by us in UK. A mixed race person, but we have no negative feelings about any of it. Poor Nigeria…having to own even 1% of her.”
A fourth person tweeted:
“once again she is using these podcasts to address everything that has ever been said about her in the press & prove them to be untrue or misrepresented……it was never her, it was everyone else they were all wrong. It’s how she justifies everything in her head, fascinating to see.”