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Meghan Markle Speaks Out About Racism In Resurfaced Video

Meghan Markle Speaks Out About Racism In Resurfaced Video.
June 3, 2020 - 11:10 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

Footage of Meghan Markle speaking candidly about racism has resurfaced since the tragic murder of American George Floyd. The bi-racial Duchess has some powerful words on the subject.

Meghan Markle Speaks Candidly On Racism

In a 2012 campaign against racism, Meghan Markle wore the famous "I Won't Stand For Racism" shirt in an "Erase the Hate" video while speaking about her experiences being bi-racial. 

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"Most people can't tell what I'm mixed with and so much of my life has felt like being a fly on the wall. And so some of the slurs I've heard or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it just hit me in a really strong way."

Meghan also touched on her familial experiences with racism saying "A couple of years ago I heard someone call my mom the N-word. So I think for me, beyond being personally affected by racism, just to see the landscape of what our country is like right now, certainly the world, and to want things to be better." Her powerful words clearly ring true and still strike viewers today.

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When reflecting on the struggles with racism her grandfather had to go through Meghan sadly said "You know, I thought that was really isolated to those days that we were past, and sadly they're not."

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Victoria Yards art studio in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 30th, 2019.

Last year during her and Prince Harry's visit to South Africa, Meghan spoke about her black heritage with pride and said "...While I am here with my husband as a member of the royal family, I want you to know that for me, I am here as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color, and as your sister. I am here with you, and I am here for you."