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Racisme : La princesse Märtha Louise de Norvège défend son petit ami et dénonce « la suprématie blanche »

Le couple en 2019. | © ABACAPRESS.COM

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La Princesse et le chaman américain Durek Verrett entretiennent une relation passionnée depuis quelques années.

Petit à petit, la voix du gotha européen s’ajoute à celle de la rue pour dénoncer le racisme. Après la vidéo-choc où Meghan Markle se confiait sur ses expériences douloureuses, Märtha Louise de Norvège a délivré un puissant message sur Instagram pour dénoncer les attaques à l’encontre de Durek Verrett, l’homme pour qui elle n’a pas hésité à briser le confinement par amour.

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« Être sa petite amie m’a appris beaucoup sur la suprématie blanche et sur la façon dont j’ai consciemment ou inconsciemment pensé et agi envers la communauté noire (…) Je n’en suis pas fière, mais je me rends compte que j’ai besoin de mieux comprendre ce système profondément enraciné pour pouvoir participer à son démantèlement. En tant que personne blanche, j’ai besoin de m’éduquer, de devenir meilleure et de ne plus être seulement contre le racisme mais de devenir antiraciste », a-t-elle confié dans des propos traduits par Madame Figaro.

 

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Being @shamandurek ‘s girlfriend has given me a crash course in how white supremacy is at play and the way I have consciously and subconsciously thought of and acted towards black people. How I have taken my rights for granted – never looked properly at what racism really is, because it has been comfortable for me that the system is in place. I am not proud of it, but I realize I need to grow into understanding this deeply rooted system to be able to be part of the dismantling of it. I, as a white person, need to grow, educate myself and become better and move from being against racism to being anti-racist. Racism is not just the obvious (which I thought it was), of the openly discrimination, mistreating and killing of black people which is easy and obvious to take a stand against. It is in the details (which I had no idea still existed). It is in the way people shy away from Durek. How friends assume he lies about everything. That he is evil for being kind. The words muttered under their breath, making it perfectly clear to him that he does not have a natural place at the table. People at high places saying “How dare you think I would touch your hand?” when he reached out his hand to say goodnight (pre Covid-19). People thinking they aren’t racist, but don’t know anyone with a different skin color than their own, apart from the people working for them. How it is assumed that Durek is not a good person who actually loves me, but has manipulated me into loving him and keeps manipulating me in our relationship. How he will exploit me financially. The press presents him as a liar, being violent and a threat to my family and myself, sharing scrupulously his X’s story without checking facts, because it supports the belief system already in place about him. THAT IS RACISM! We have both received death threats for being together and have weekly been told that we shame our people and families for choosing each other. The reality of it all is that I love how he holds space for me as a woman, listens to my wisdom and shows up for me and my girls. I love how he shares his wisdom with the world CONTINUES IN COMMENTS 👇

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La fille du roi Harald V est ensuite revenue sur le racisme ordinaire dont est victime son compagnon, que ce soit la manière « dont les gens évitent Durek » ou « comment les amis supposent qu’il ment sur tout » ou encore les suspicions de manipulation par intérêt personnel et financier. Malgré les menaces de mort, le racisme et les viles spéculations, rien ne viendra enrayer la relation entre la princesse scandinave de 48 ans et le gourou californien.

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