SARAH VINE: Prince Harry is so busy flashing his halo that he can see his reflection


For someone who has never experienced racism, I think it is virtually impossible to truly understand the level of abuse that people of color tolerate.

I have secondhanded it occasionally, but until it happens to you or someone you love, the depth of its loss can never be understood.

Prejudice in all forms is wicked, and racial prejudice is perhaps the most wicked and finger-pulling form of all.

There is no question that it exists, and also that in a progressive, multicultural society like Britain it still trusts its ugly head.

Turning me away from the oppressed to take my seidel, their intervention makes me want to tie a pin to my eyes. If it was Meghan alone, I would feel different

It is also not a question that this should not be tolerated, either in institutions or in individuals. That, for me – as it is for most people – is simply non-negotiable.

People should be judged by their actions and not by the color of their skin. This is not just right, this is what makes sense – after all, only hate hates more races.

Therefore I have no problem with the doctrine of the latest policy of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in politics.

In fact, I would like to say that this is a great cause. What is there not to like about prejudice, and lending support to the Black History Month, which aims to provide a forum for positive discussion each year?

And what could possibly go wrong with the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) trailblazers, men and women who are leaders in their fields and an example to all of us?

Why is it that, I find Harry and Meghan’s intervention so intensely disturbing, shallow, and self-serving? Could this perhaps be the scene, nevertheless, of the tasty greenery of their £ 11 million mansion in California, of the pair lecturing about poverty and deprived lives in the world? Certainly if one needs to ‘check their privilege’, it is them. He is pictured above in Ireland in 2018

The answer is: nothing. nothing. So why is it, that I am disturbing Harry and Meghan’s intervention so intensely, shallowly and self-serving?

Could this perhaps be the scene, nevertheless, of the tasty greenery of their £ 11 million mansion in California, of the pair lecturing about poverty and deprived lives in the world? Certainly if one needs to ‘check their privilege’, it is them.

Or could it be that way when they, suffering from ‘structural racism’, reject Britain as one of the most tolerant liberal democracies on the planet?

Or perhaps it is just the fact that I have finally grown weary of what a prince has to do to stay away from demonstrating the will to fight to make Britain a better place and stand up for the things he does Believes so enthusiastically to claim. , He has chosen to reject the nation that gave him every conceivable advantage in favor of every person who offers him the opportunity to redeem his royal status.

Once upon a time an honorable man, who stood shoulder to shoulder with his fellow citizens, but late, who could run away from the slightest challenge; Who cannot accept any deviation from his point of view; When challenged, behaves like a child; And who refuses to accept any agreement when it is not demanded.

Someone who wants to cast himself as the champion of the underprivileged and forgotten, a man, a brave warrior for the truth – but who for spectacular splendor in one of the rarest one of the most exclusive gated communities Exiles himself. Parts of the US.

Turning me away from the oppressed to take my kudal, their intervention makes me want to tie a pin to my eyes.

If it were Meghan alone, I would have felt different. After all, she is a woman of color. He has real experience of these things. Therefore, he has every right to speak about them.

Harry, by contrast, is driven by the evangelical claimant of a repentant sinner. Because, let’s not forget, this is a man who not long ago thought it was fun to dress up as a Nazi.

I am happy for his sake, certainly, he has experienced such positive ‘Jagaran’. But does he have to be taken down our throats all the time?

Yet I am most irritated about this latest intervention, which, in its eagerness to show support for this most fashionable cause, has failed to acknowledge the widespread suffering that is happening across Britain today: coronoviruses, which Every one of us affects, no matter what happens. colour.

There was also no concern or sympathy for those whose lives and livelihoods have been ravaged by this terrible epidemic (who, of course, have not even been moderately disturbed in their Ivy Tower).

I can understand it with Meghan. After all, she never visited us. But it is deeply sad for Harry to display such thoughtlessness in relation to his fellow countrymen and women.

So, yes, Black History Month is an important event in the cultural calendar. And, yes, we all understand the importance of building a more equal and fair society.

But if we want help and inspiration to overcome such difficulties, I think we can do better than a prince who has turned his back on his country, his queen and his family – and who Is so busy flashing the halo that all he can see is his own reflection.

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