Jack Royston, Newsweek, October 18, 2021
Meghan Markle’s royal racism allegations have been used to help teach white privilege to pupils at a London private school.
The Duchess of Sussex told a global audience of millions an unnamed royal family member expressed concern about how dark her unborn child’s skin might be.
The CBS prime time tell-all triggered a fierce debate in Britain and has now found its way onto the curriculum of private day school St Dunstan’s College, in Catford, southeast London.
The school is teaching pupils about a range of subjects, including Black Lives Matter and why there hasn’t been a black James Bond, according to the The Sunday Times.
Headmaster Nicholas Hewlett told the U.K. broadsheet: “We do not teach white privilege in order to engender a sense of guilt amongst our white community [but] to help all our young people, of whatever racial origin, to unpick and better understand the complexities and sensitivities of a real and live issue that matters to them and to so much of the society they occupy.”
St Dunstan’s College charges parents $26,110 (£19,000) a year and counts among its alumni former U.K. MP Chuka Umunna, once tipped as a possible future leader of the opposition Labour Party.
White privilege lessons begin at the school from the age of 13 and cover the wider royal family in addition to the CBS interview, The Sunday Times reported.