AceShowbiz - A video of Meghan Markle speaking about racism has found its way back online amid Black Lives Matter movement. In the 2012 clip, the wife of Prince Harry went candid about her unique experiences with racism while participating in the "I Won't Stand For…" campaign as part of the charity Erase the Hate.
"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," Meghan shared. "And so some of the slurs I've heard or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it's just hit me in a really strong way."
Talking about the racist treatment that her mom Doria Ragland received, the Duchess of Sussex revealed, "You know, 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, just to see the landscape of what our country is like right now, certainly the world, and to want things to be better."
The former "Suits" star also added that people are often treated based on how they look, but "certain people don't look at me and see me as a black woman or a biracial woman."
She explained, "They treat me differently I think than they would if they knew what I was mixed with and I think that is, I don't know, it can be a struggle as much as it can be a good thing depending on the people that you're dealing with."
"I think that in doing that it really opened my eyes to a mentality that still exists that I thought was backdated to the days of when my grandfather moved our family from Cleveland to L.A., and they drove across the country and to stop and get food, whatever kind of place they were going to, and they had to go round the back to get food for the family," Meghan, who exited British royal family earlier this year alongside her husband, continued. "You know, I thought that was really isolated to those days that we were past, and sadly they're not."
"I am really proud of my heritage on both sides. I'm really proud of where I've come from and where I'm going," Meghan concluded. "But yeah, 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. I mean, certainly, it makes it a lot more beautiful and a lot more interesting."