The actress has always been very vocal when it comes to racism and discrimination! That being said, amid the current protests sparked by the horrible killing of George Floyd, a video from 2012 in which Meghan was sharing her personal experience with racism has resurfaced!
At the time, the Duchess of Sussex appeared on USA Network’s Characters Unite: ‘I Won’t Stand For’’ campaign.
As part of it, Meghan got candid about her own experience with inequality and racism in the past.
Looking into the camera, she stated: ‘My name is Meghan Markle and I am here because I think it is a really important campaign to be part of. For me, I think it hits a very personal note. I am biracial. Most people cannot tell what I am mixed with and so, much of my life’s felt like being a fly on the wall.’
She was also wearing a T-shirt that read: ‘I Won’t Stand For Racism.’
During that same video, she went on to say that she had witnessed all kinds of offensive jokes and that her mother, Doria Ragland, was even called a racial slur!
‘And so, some of the slurs that I have heard, the most offensive jokes or the names, it hit me in a very strong way and then, a couple years ago, I heard someone call my mother the ‘n-word.’ So, I think that for me, beyond being personally affected by racism, just seeing the landscape of what our country’s like right now—certainly the world—and to want things to be better,’ the former Suits star shared with the public.
She continued to argue that race is one of the things that define anyone and that the world can treat one based on how they look.
That being said, Meghan mentioned that some people who might not know about her racial background would treat her differently if they knew she was mixed.
‘It can be a struggle as much as it can be a good thing depending on the people that you’re dealing with,’ she mentioned among many other things about her story and experience living in L.A.