~~March 18, 2021~~
WHEN ELIZABETH MET ARCHIE
There’s no intention of disparagement … just something that comes to mind.
Going back in the history of the British Empire and the colonial rule, this is quite a possibility.
Just saying the thoughts out loud.
~EXPLOITATION AND SLAVERY~
The empire might be held to have done some good in the world – spreading Enlightenment ideals about democracy and individual rights, as well as providing infrastructure and development. But it is a contested history. Many black and minority ethnic UK citizens, in particular, feel deeply wounded by evidence of past injustices, brutalities, arrests, enslavement and indentured labour – and are enduringly hurt by the insensitive titles of the UK National Honours that celebrate empire.