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Don Lemon on Meghan's 'eye-opening' podcast on race

Sep 11, 2022

Don Lemon on Meghan's 'eye-opening' podcast on race

LIKE BLAKE MASTERS, USE YOUR BENEFITS. DON I WANT TO SEE -- I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT AN EXCHANGE MEGHAN MARKLE HAS, OF COURSE SHE HAS THIS PODCAST, SO POPULAR AT THE MOMENT, PART OF THIS BECAUSE IT'S MEGHAN MARKLE BUT SHE ALSO HAS THESE HUGE HIGH PROFILE GUESTS LIKE SERENA WILLIAMS BUT THAT WAS WITH MARIAH CAREY. IT'S SO DIFFERENT WITH US, YOU ARE LIGHT SKIN, YOU WILL NOT BE TREATED AS A BLACK WOMAN, YOU WILL NOT BE TREATED AS A WHITE WOMAN. IF THERE IS ANY TIME PEOPLE WERE FOCUSED ON MY RACE IT WAS WHEN I STARTED DATING HARRY.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
UNTIL THEN I WAS TREATED LIKE A MIXED WOMAN AND SHIFTED THINGS RIGHT. THEY HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS CONCEPT A LOT, DON. WELL LOOK HERE ARE SOME THINGS AT WORKPLACE. COLORISM I'M TALKING ABOUT. COLORISM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. BUT THERE'S THAT'S ALSO FOR PEOPLE, IN SOME WAY SHE SAYS SHE HAD PRIVILE. SO IT DON'T APPLY TO HER BECAUSE IT NEVER HAPPENED TO HER, DID IT? She was a mixed

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woman, people didn't really know how to react to her, didn't know if she was black or white but she didn't get the full black treatment, people weren't sure if she was black.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
I think most African Americans probably looked at her and said I know that's a black woman, but I think the larger culture might not have recognized that. BUT WHAT SHE ESSENTIALLY - WHAT SHE COMES FROM IS A PLACE OF PRIVILEGE WHERE SHE DID NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH RACISM UNTIL SHE MARRIED A WHITE MAN AND SHE GOT ALL THAT CRITICAL AND THAT ATTENTION AND SUDDENLY UNDERSTANDS OR UNDERSTANDS HOW IT IS TO BE PART OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY OR IN EUROPE WHO ARE DISCRIMINATED. So I think it opened her eyes. IT CERTAINLY IS REAL AND YOU KNOW IT'S INTERESTING MARIAH CAREY HAD A VERY SIMILAR EXPERIENCE.
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
I remember when Mariah Carey came out in the 90's people didn't know what to do with her. IN THE PODCAST SHE TALKS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR HAIR, THEY - THE PEOPLE WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER AND TRYING TO ESTABLISH HER AS AN ARTIST DID NOT REALLY KNOW HOW TO MARKET HER, MARKET HER AS A BLACK WOMAN MARKET HER AS A MIXED WOMAN MARKET HER AS A WHITE WOMAN. I THINK IT'S AN EYE OPENING PODCAST AND I RECOMMEND MEGHAN MARKLE GOING THERE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A BIT SHOCKING
don lemon on meghan s eye opening podcast on race
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