Buckingham Palace Refused to Employ Ethnic Minorities

Buckingham Palace refused to employ clerical workers from ethnic minorities, according to documents from the national archives. These documents reveal the so-called non-political monarch negotiated legal clauses through the "Queen's consent" to make the palace exempt from race and gender discrimination laws, such as the Race Relations Act 1968. Those exemptions remain in place to this day.

A civil servant noted in 1968 that it was not practice for the palace to employ "coloured immigrants or foreigners" in clerical roles, but they would be considered for "ordinary domestic posts." In other words, minorities could be cleaners and maids (nothing wrong with that, of course), but office work was considered above them.

The civil servant noted that if: "legislation applied to the Queen’s Household, it would for the first time make it legally possible to criticise the Household. Many people do so already, but this has to be accepted and is on a different footing from a statutory provision."

In other words, the monarchy knew it was being racist and did not want to be held legally accountable for its discrimination. The documents show the Queen's advisors negotiated the wording of laws with the government, and again, those legal exemptions remain in place to this day, even after the 2010 Equality Act. Just think, this Act presented the perfect opportunity for the palace to update its archaic rules and it opted to keep them in place.

We are talking about a family of German heritage whose ancestors were handed the crown after a bunch of rebels overthrew the King to replace him with someone whose religion they preferred. We are talking about a family which has married people from all around Europe, but of course, they were the "acceptable" kind of foreigner because they all had white skin. 

It is "coloured people" (their vile term, not mine), which they have a problem with, and people wonder why Meghan Markle found it so difficult living with this lot?

They bullied and humiliated Britain's first Black Princess and freaked out about the fact the Queen's great grandson might have been born with pigment in his skin. 

It's perfectly okay to fuck your white supremacist cousin in the royal family, but marrying a talented, charming, Black American actress is a bit too much for them. They see Black and Brown people as being no better than servants, and any role which puts ethnic minorities on a level footing with white people is unacceptable to them.

The idea of a royal family is unacceptable to me. And so is racism.

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