What a dangerous article. Subservient to the hierarchy of Monarchy and class, from start to end, but well disguised under the veil of anti-racism. Unbelievable. It’s conclusion:
“And that Harry and Meghan are playing an important symbolic role in furthering that process.”
Harry and Meghan are two ordinary individuals who are furthering the false image of a benign royal system, in their self interest and at the expense of the rest of the people. They themselves are the symbol of a rotten and ridiculous system. If anything, their symbolism is damaging the society, not improving it.
Sad day, when an academic does not talk about the evils of monarchies…and elevates an insignificant fact that apparently an aristocrat 200 years ago agreed that slavery needed to be abolished, with no regard for the long collective effort of the millions oppressed who actually made possible its abolishment. But no mention of Thomas Paine that those same 200 years ago wrote so eloquently about the evils of monarchy. Where are the Howard Zins of today? The very premise of this article is very dangerous and retrograde. It is indeed surreal, that in the 21 century, an academic is singing the praises of their royal highnesses in bringing progress to society.