For some African-Americans, Meghan Markle is cause for celebration

For some African-Americans, Meghan Markle is cause for celebration

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All that changed with the announcement of the wedding of the queen’s grandson to Markle, whose mother is black. “I hope that women, but particularly black women, are able to see themselves in her and her mother, and know that there are no spaces that are not meant for us,” she said. There has been a surge of interest and excitement among some black Americans, especially black women, who are inspired by Meghan Markle’s new-found status, said Sarah Gaither, a Duke University psychology professor who has focused on diversity issues and race relations.