Meghan Markle's Resurfaced Video on Racial Abuse Is Trending Amid George Floyd Protests
Amid the protest against racial injustice taking the world by storm, an old video of Meghan Markle talking about racial abuse has resurfaced and is trending on social media.
An old video of the Duchess of Sussex lending her voice against racism has resurfaced amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter protest around the world due to George Floyd's brutal death at the hands of a police officer.
As reported by HELLO! Magazine, the clip showed Markle wholeheartedly discussing her experience with racism as part of a campaign for USA Network's "Characters Unite 'I Won't Stand For.'" Wearing a white shirt with the words:
"I Won't Stand for Racism," Meghan described some of her personal experiences as a bi-racial woman.
Meghan Markle in 2012 for USA Network’s “Characters Unite ‘I Won’t Stand For____’” campaign.— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) April 3, 2020
Her’s was racism and it is what I won’t stand for either. pic.twitter.com/Xjy04KON9i
She described her life as "a fly on the wall" and recounted the offensive jokes and slurs she had heard in the past, including one that saw her mom being called the N-word.
The Duchess of Sussex was a victim of racist remarks by author Emily Giffin who described a video of Meghan reading to baby Archie on his first birthday as "unmaternal" and "phony."
The "Suits" star then went on to speak about her life encounters outside Los Angeles, explaining that she was exposed to a closemindedness and could then relate to the struggles her grandfather had when he had "to go round the back" in the store to get food for his family.
The duchess ended her message, expressing her gratitude and pride for her mixed heritage, and urging people to do better. In her words:
"I hope that by the time I have children that people are even more open-minded to how things are changing and that having a mixed world is what it's all about."
In no time, the message of hope and solidarity spread through social media with people posting the video and appreciating its relevance at this time. One user who agreed with Meghan's message wrote, "Racism is Evil. Thank you for standing up against the vile."
The Daily Mail noted that Markle, who is now married to Prince Harry, once again described her experience as a biracial in a 2015 article she wrote for Elle Magazine.
She recounted how people viewed her mom as a nanny because she was "caramel in complexion with her light-skinned baby in tow."
The 38-year-old, who has an African American mother and Caucasian father, also once described a harrowing moment for her when the teacher forced her to tick a box on a form for Caucasian even when she wasn't, per ELLE.
This comes after Daily Mail reported that the Duchess of Sussex was a victim of racist remarks by author Emily Giffin who described a video of Meghan reading to baby Archie on his first birthday as "unmaternal" and "phony."