Prince Harry Speaks on the Global Black Lives Matter Movement
Prince Harry is opening up about how his marriage to Meghan Markle opened his eyes to unconscious racial bias.
“Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. I had no idea it existed,” he said in a Zoom chat with UK Black Lives Matter activist, Patrick Hutchinson, for GQ magazine.
“And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes,” he said of Meghan.
Harry added that “no one’s blaming anybody” for having a bias they are not even aware of, saying, “You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias.”
“But once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself, because ignorance is no longer an excuse,” he said. “It’s going to take every single one of us to really change things and anyone that’s pushing against it really needs to take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror.”
“Now in 2020 we have protestors of every color, every background, every religion, every age. This is a global movement,” he told Patrick.
“The train has left the station. If you’re not on it now, then get on it because there’s so much that we can do. And being a dad myself, the whole point in life, I guess, for me, is to try to leave the world in a better place than when you found it.”
He continued, “I genuinely feel as though the world is actually very much heading in the right direction. But, inevitably, a lot of the pain has to come to the surface before we can actually turn the page and start the new chapter.”
We love you so much, Harry. Thank you for being such a warrior for good.