Mariah Carey and Meghan Markle talk biracial identity in new podcast
The two women discussed their biracial identities.
Carey opened up to Meghan about moving often as a young girl and feeling caught between the Black and White sides of town.
“I didn’t fit in anywhere at all,” Carey said.
Meghan referenced an interview she had read in which actress Halle Berry had noted that because she was darker in color, she was treated as a Black woman, not as a biracial woman.
“And I think for us, it’s very different because we’re light-skinned,” Meghan said. “You’re not treated as a Black woman. You’re not treated as a White woman. You sort of fit in between.”
Meghan told Carey that she only really began being treated like a Black woman when she started dating Prince Harry.
“I always thought it should be OK to say I’m mixed,” Carey said. “Like it should be OK to say that. But people want you to choose.”