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The New York Times

by Ellen  Barry

“There is nothing that racist people can do about it,” said Tshego Lengolo, 11, about the royal wedding. “So they might as well get used to it.” Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Time

...On the morning of the wedding, Tshego will embark on her own relationship with the royal family.

She would like to tell Ms. Markle about steel-pan drumming, and Afro-beat dancing, and what it is like to be a new arrival in Britain. Not long after her family moved to London, a child in her class sent her a message telling her to “go back where you came from.”

She never wants Ms. Markle to feel that way. Maybe, if she stands close enough to the carriage route on Saturday, she can convey that message.

“I know how it feels to leave countries, and leave all your friends behind,” she said. “I would give her my friendship. So that she’s not alone.”

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