Resurfaced video shows Meghan Markle detailing her experiences with racism

Resurfaced video shows Meghan Markle detailing her experiences with racism

An old video of Meghan Markle candidly talking about her experiences in racism has resurfaced in light of the Black Lives Matter protests.

In the 2012 clip, which was filmed as part of the “I Won’t Stand For…” campaign for not-for-profit organisation Erase the Hate, Markle discussed her biracial heritage and detailed racist behaviour she witnessed and experienced.

In the video, Markle says that she hopes that by the time she has children that “people are even more open-minded to change”.

The video was filmed well before she had met her now-husband Prince Harry and had their son Archie.

“For me I think it hits a really personal note,” began Markle in the video.

“I'm biracial, 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 I've heard, the really offensive jokes or the names, it has just hit me in a really strong way. A couple of years ago I heard someone call my mom the N-word.

“So I think for me beyond being personally affected by racism, to see the landscape of what our country is like right now and certainly the world and to want things to be better.”

Markle also discussed her heritage in the old video.

“I am really proud of my heritage on both sides, I'm really proud of where I've come from and where I'm coming.

“But I hope 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.

“Certainly it makes it a lot more beautiful and a lot more interesting.”

The video has resurfaced online and on social media in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who passed away in police custody after a white officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes during an arrest.