Anger as royals accused by academics of ‘ties to slavery’

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Anger when royals accused of ‘ties to slavery’: academic who let Nazi yawn at author of controversial race report sparks new feud

  • Professor Priyamvada Gopal said the royal family was a ‘white’ institution
  • Also claimed ties to slavery and compared the black race report author to a Nazi
  • The last intervention after she was Royals was a white supremacist organization

A Cambdridge academic who compared the black author of a race report to a Nazi now criticizes the royals for not talking about the Crown’s “ties” to slavery.

Professor Priyamvada Gopal added that the royal family was a “white” institution that had benefited from the British Empire.

Dr. Gopal, a professor of postcolonial studies at Churchill College, caused a stir last week when she saw Dr. Tony Sewell – who oversaw the Committee on Race and Ethnic Inequalities – compared Adolf Hitler’s propaganda head Joseph Goebbels.

Dr Gopal said Dr Sewell's race report was 'rigged' and 'reads like a propaganda document'

Dr Gopal said Dr Sewell’s race report was ‘rigged’ and ‘reads like a propaganda document’

Dr. Gopal was also questioned about 'liking' a tweet claiming that Prince Philip was the royal family who, according to the Duchess of Sussex in her Oprah Winfrey interview, had talked about 'how dark Archie's skin could be'.

Dr. Gopal was also questioned about 'liking' a tweet claiming that Prince Philip was the royal family who, according to the Duchess of Sussex in her Oprah Winfrey interview, had talked about 'how dark Archie's skin could be'.

Dr. Gopal was also questioned about ‘liking’ a tweet claiming that Prince Philip was the royal family who, according to the Duchess of Sussex in her Oprah Winfrey interview, had talked about ‘how dark Archie’s skin could be’.

Her latest provocative intervention came when she was asked if she had in the past called the monarchy a “white supremacist organization.”

It was “an institution invested in whiteness … and where whites dominate,” replied Dr. Gopal. The monarchy is deeply involved in the project of empire; much of what it owned came straight from the imperial project.

This is not a monarchy that has ever talked about its ties to the Empire – or to slavery, for that matter. I’m not going to apologize [for saying that],’ she said.

Dr. Gopal was also questioned about ‘liking’ a tweet claiming that Prince Philip was the royal family who, according to the Duchess of Sussex in her Oprah Winfrey interview, had talked about ‘how dark Archie’s skin could be’.

She declined to say sorry for endorsing the tweet, as Prince Philip had made many “ racist comments ” over the years.

She also did not regret the timing of her response to the tweet, made while the 99-year-old duke was in the hospital.

Miss Winfrey has said the alleged comment did not come from the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.

The professor also claimed, ‘The monarchy couldn’t even handle a beautiful, fair-skinned woman. She was the wife of a prince … and was beaten out of this country by the media. ‘

Rebellious Dr. Gopal said Dr. Sewell was ‘rigged’ and ‘reads like a propaganda document’. She supported her comment and compared it to Dr. Goebbels. After learning that Dr. Sewell had been promoted, she wrote on Twitter last week, “Even Dr. Goebbels had been promoted.”

Interviewed by Talk Radio’s Nick de Bois, who called her comments offensive, Dr. Gopal said, “Working with racism is like working with Nazism.”

She also defended having criticized fellow Cambridge academics who supported Dr. Sewell, saying, “Cambridge has a long history of denying its own institutional racism.”

When Dr. Gopal first spoke out against Dr. Sewell, the university said it “completely disagreed” with her comments, but supported the staff to express their views.

In February, Dr. Gopal led a Cambridge debate in which academics discussed Churchill’s views on “white supremacy” and its “mythical status” in British public life. Professor Kehinde Andrews of Birmingham City University used the debate to label the British Empire ‘much worse than the Nazis’.

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