nallen wrote:@eltonioni How about reference to "her rich and exotic DNA" (Rachel Johnson, Daily Mail)? Or that she is "(almost) straight outta Compton" (Daily Mail again) (because black people from LA must come from the gang part of town, right?)
Maybe that's not overt enough for you …
Cheers @nallen it's good of you to take the trouble. In return I took the trouble to look at the source articles and from what I quickly read they aren't racist. Have a look yourself - Rachael Johnson is positively gushing about MM in the context of the article but not so much the knobs and gingers like me. Maybe I should be offended too.
Genetically, she is blessed. If there is issue from her alleged union with Prince Harry, the Windsors will thicken their watery, thin blue blood and Spencer pale skin and ginger hair with some rich and exotic DNA.
If that's race criticism then I'm a Dutchman, which to be fair would make my DNA much more rich and exotic. If we tried really really hard some offence might be found between the lines that she'd be a decent brood mare for the Windsors (hello Fergie) but that's the polar opposite of race baiting. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... -Test.html
The Compton reference is because the DM went knocking on doors where her mother and aunt live, and the area has a gang issue with a link to Compton (almost) of some unknown proportion. It's of prurient, one might even say exotic interest to readers because we don't have much of that in the UK. I dare say it's not your nor my newspaper of note but they haven't just appeared out of nowhere to take racist potshots. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rkles.html
The DM has always been in the titillation business of alternately swooning and digging dirt. Not sure why anyone would expect different, but there's no actual racism in those articles unless we're in one of those weird discussions where if somebody says "rich and exotic DNA" (like Mrs E, who has and is quite tickled by it) it is somehow racist, unlike "dull and boring DNA" (like me 76% English 23% Irish thanks for asking).
It's a shame we can't all just rub along as per MLK's dream: I have a dream that my little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."
but racism and identity politics makes money and careers so here we are arguing about this farcical couple who need to just slope off to live their best life wherever while cut off from the Exchequer.
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