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 Well-known journalists in the United Kingdom have rejected claims by one of their own industry bodies that the British press has no problem with racism.

The objection, including a rebuke from the Guardian newspaper, refutes allegations made by Prince Harry by the Society's Editor-in-Chief. This is how racism played a role in raping his wife, Megan, Dusse of Sussex.

The comments were made during an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the couple opened up about the challenges of life within the royal family. Meghan said media coverage was "bringing out a section of racist people."

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, said in a statement on Monday that it was "untrue" that sections of the UK press were radicalized.

“It is not acceptable for the Duke and Duchess to make such claims without providing any supporting evidence,” he said, referring to the “universal supporting coverage” in the media of their marriage. "

The Society Editors has 400 members, mostly working journalists, and runs the Press Awards, the premier annual awards event in British journalism. The event was formerly known as the British Press Awards.

Murray said in a statement that the UK media does not hesitate to draw attention to those in positions of power, celebrity, or influence. "Sometimes the questions asked are awkward and embarrassing, so be it, but the press is definitely not racist."

But many British journalists contradicted this view.

"We disagree with the Society of Editors' statement regarding the Meghan and Harry interviews," the Guardian said in a statement posted on its corporate account on Twitter.

"Every organization in the United Kingdom is currently examining its own position on important issues of race and treatment of people of color. As I have said, the media must do the same. It needs to be more representative and more self-aware," the editor-in-chief said. Catherine Winner added.

Journalists provided ample evidence to support their claims that Cloud received racist coverage, including comparisons of favorable coverage that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge could afford, and figures showing the UK's newsrooms continue to struggle with diversity.

But compelling evidence can also be found in the headlines run by major tabloids. One Mail head online headline revealed in 2016 that Meghan was "(almost) directly Compton." At the same time, the Daily Star ran the headline "Will Harry Marry in Gangster Royalty?"

"I am saddened to say that my industry is denying its institutional racism," Satnam Sanghera, a Times columnist and author of a recent book on how Britain has shaped imperialism, said on Twitter.

Jesse Brammer, editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK, said on Twitter that he disagreed with the society's statement that it was "untrue that sections of the UK press were radicalized."

And Alexander's senior political producer on ITV's "Good Morning Britain," added that she was still trying to act on the ridiculous statement.

"How can you possibly say that no part of the media is bigoted. It is a partial reflection of society, which is bigoted in parts," Alexander added. Murray did not immediately answer questions