- May 16, 2004
well to tell you the truth i actually know nothing about the treatment of alexandra at the time of her engagement/wedding. but from the impression i get from all the media/coverage, danes love her. and in all honesty, i don't see education/occupational achievements as being a way to rectify racial discrimination.Genevieve said:Alexandra is also a commoner and the CVs of her parents were not paraded for all to see to provide "insight" into her life. And considering that there was considerable racial discrimination against Alexandra when she became engaged to Joachim, even more justification to put up the education and career histories of her parents to show the Danes what an educated background her family and she both come from?
racial discrimination has nothing to do with the details of an person's life, rather it has everything to do with the perceptions of the individual who passes judgement on that person. basically, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the case of racists - they're wearing broken glasses.
maybe the danish court was caught up in all the mary hype and went a bit too crazy with the in-depth research? or maybe the danish court has a strange fixation on mr. donaldson... perhaps they find him to be an intriguing mathematician. whatever the case, they did it and it seems to have been an odd choice.Genevieve said:When it comes down to it, whatever Mary's education or her careers, there was no need for her father's CV to be put up there alongside hers to prove anything. Mary's CV should've stood on its own, and had it been left at that, there would be no discussion or comparison with Alexandra's CV. That John Donaldsn's CV was put up there alongside his daughter's just cast more suspicion on Mary's CV and why the Danish court felt it necessary to do so.