Meghan Markle applauds Black Lives Matter peaceful protests as ‘a beautiful thing’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marked Black History Month in the U.K. by applauding the Black Lives Matter movement
October is Black History month in the U.K. and to mark the occasion, former senior royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down for a powerful new interview where they denounced “structural racism” around the world while applauding the efforts of Black Lives Matter to push the needle.
This week, the couple sat down to speak to the Evening Standard (via Zoom) for their first interview with the British press since moving to California. In the time they’ve lived in the states, like countless others, the young parents have been inspired by the death of George Floyd to become vocal supporters of Black Lives Matter and the protests for racial equality currently taking place.
“When there is just peaceful protest and when there is the intention of just wanting community and just wanting the recognition of equality, then that is a beautiful thing,” Meghan said. “While it has been challenging for a lot of people certainly having to make this reckoning of historical significance that has got people to the place that they are, that is uncomfortable for people. We recognize that. It is uncomfortable for us.”
Harry was also incredibly candid while explaining the “awakening” he’s had about what life is really like for people of color since meeting his wife.
“Because I wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the U.K. and also globally as well. I thought I did but I didn’t,” said the prince from the couple’s new home in Santa Barbara, California.
“You know, when you go into a shop with your children and you only see white dolls, do you even think: ‘That’s weird, there is not a black doll there?’ And I use that as just one example of where we as white people don’t always have the awareness of what it must be like for someone else of a different colored skin, of a black skin, to be in the same situation as we are where the world that we know has been created by white people for white people,” he conceded.
Harry wanted less blame and more using this moment to become better.
“It is not about pointing the finger, it is not about blame,” he continued. “I will be the first person to say, again, this is about learning.”
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