This 63-year-old white woman is about to tell ya'all to shut up.
Who are ya'all? You know who you are? Bigoted, racist, intolerant people who find it a challenge to get out of bed every day and put their pants on, one leg at a time. They are hampered by their own limitations, in spite of their determination to claim supremacy on account of their race.
Rachel Meghan Markle is a former American actress who will walk down the aisle at St. George's Chapel as a mere Miss and come out, on the arm of her new husband, as a royal highness and a member of the British royal family.
It is one thing to call the Duchess of Cambridge as Waity Katy. It is far worse to hurl racist comments, nasty tweets and Facebook posts and goodness knows where else (I do not want to know, actually, if you really want to know) at Miss Markle ... and this abuse is being hurled by ignorant, racist, bigoted, intolerant - and let me add, poorly educated, human beings, as well as being tired and boring people who are unable to hold their own with intelligent conversations.
Miss Markle is bi-racial. Her mom is an African-American and her father is white. According to a 2017 Pew Research study, the number of mixed-race Americans is growing faster than the actual US population. In the 1970s, a mere one percent of the American population was mixed race. Now it is more than 10 percent.
I say hurrah. The US Census Bureau predicts that by 2060, the number of mixed-race Americans will be three times larger than it is now. I say hurrah.
According to 2014 National Office of Statistics report, the number of mixed-race households in the United Kingdom has reached 12% and is also growing. I say hurrah.
As a Germanic, I am about as white as anyone can be. Do I see myself -- or any other white person -- as special or better than someone of another race or creed or even religion? No!
As a devout Lutheran, I believe that my faith is the right path to heaven, but I understand and accept that people of other faiths believe the same thing. Are they wrong? Of course not.
I am so white that my foundation (makeup) colors are Cool Vanilla or Cool Ivory (No 7 is the brand, in case you are interested.) At least, I am a cool white person ... after I slap on the makeup.
Jesus was Jewish. He died Jewish. We don't know what Jesus looked like, but we can assume that he did not have blond hair and blue eyes. More likely, he had dark eyes, dark hair, and olive skin. It his color does not matter - it is what he preached that matters.
Getting off the religious soapbox here and back to my rant. White supremacists are far from being supreme. They are toady creatures, uncomfortable in their own skin, living in their parents' basements. They are insecure. They are not well-educated or well-read. I doubt they have a newspaper delivered to their front door every morning. [I do. The newspaper is called the Washington Post.]
The attacks on Miss Markle are not confined to Twitter or Facebook, but also in the British media. Yes, I am looking at you Daily Mail.
This morning, one writer began her article by writing that Miss Markle had "ditched" her trousers and wore a dress today at the Royal Foundation event, joining Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Why was it necessary to write this. The fact that Miss Markle wore pants to several engagements is not relevant to the story. I am nearly certain that Mail writers, especially those who write for the online edition of the newspaper, are encouraged to write with a hint of salacious combined with a suggestion of innuendo.
I took several J-classes as an undergrad. One of the first things a J-student learns is how to write a news story: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW & WHY? If it works for a New York Times writer, it will also work for someone at the Daily Mail.
How many times do the tabloids have to say that Meghan is straight out of Compton (a not-so-nice neighborhood in Los Angeles) without checking facts? Miss Markle grew up in the rather nice neighborhood called Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles.
Miss Markle was educated at private schools starting with the Little Red Schoolhouse in Hollywood. She attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. This is Roman Catholic high school, but Miss Markle has never been a Roman Catholic. More non-Catholics - and even non-Christians - attend Roman Catholic schools in the United States, than Roman Catholics.
In 2003, she graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in theater and international studies. How many of her abusers could handle a double major, or get admitted into Northwestern University?
Miss Markle is a confident, well-educated, well-read woman, who is in love and is loved by a very popular prince. She has been welcomed into the royal family with open arms. She has been a tireless worker for several charities so she will have few problems in taking on new challenges as she becomes a working royal.
She represents what is good about being an American. She is not Wallis Warfield Simpson.
It is important to appreciate and acknowledge that Miss Markle is bi-racial. She is not an English rose or a Greek princess. She is a mixed-race American - and that is something we all should celebrate. Yes, celebrate diversity - because a diversity makes us great. Ditto the United Kingdom.
The fact that I am white does not make me a better American. It makes me appreciate that the United States is an amalgam of people from all over the world -- and the same can be said for the United Kingdom, but not with the same numbers. Only 3% of Britain's population is black compared to 14% in the United States.
Let's celebrate that an awesome American is going to become a member of the British royal family.
Meghan said it best: "My dad is Caucasian and my mom is African American. I'm half black and half white. ... I have come to embrace [this and] say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident, mixed-race woman."
I say hurrah!