Meghan Markle Speaks of Her Experience With Racism in Newly Surfaced Video

A 2012 video of Meghan Markle has resurfaced. In the clip (see below), Meghan is seen speaking out about her own experience with racism.

“I’m biracial,” she said. “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 that I’ve heard, or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it’s just hit me in a really strong way.”

Meghan added that she heard one of those racial slurs used directly toward her mom, Doria Ragland.

“You know, a couple of years ago, I heard someone call my mom the N-word,” she said. “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.”

“I am really proud of my heritage on both sides,” she concluded. “I’m really proud of where I come from and where I’m going, but yeah, I hope that by the time that 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.”

Seven years later, here we are. The world needs to hear this right now. Thank you, Meghan.