Elaine Welteroth on Meghan’s Royal Treatment; Speaks to ‘power of racism’
During Oprah Winfrey’s royal interview, Prince Harry admits racism was a large part of them leaving the country. Elaine Welteroth reacts, “I’m so hurt by watching that. I think so many people were. But I’m also really glad that they didn’t shy away from the issue of racism, and the role that it plays in the way that Meghan was treated, and how Archie was treated even before he was born.” She adds, “The fact that the generations-long tradition can break in an instant when someone who looks different enters the system, speaks volumes about the power of racism and how racism operates.
This kind of thing happens to firsts, to people who break boundaries, who are trailblazers, who are breaking glass ceilings. We don’t talk about the cuts and bruises that come along the way…she’s breaking her silence for so many other women in the workplace.”