Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Call to End Structural Racism

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To mark the start of the uk’s black history month which is celebrated in october the duke and duchess of sussex put an article for the evening standard calling for an end to racial discrimination the pair say there has been unquestionable progress in the three decades since black history month was formally established in the uk yet in many ways sufficient progress has not been achieved for as long as structural racism exists there will be generations of young people of color who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers.

They also address representation saying if you are white and british the world you see often looks just like you on tv in media in the role models celebrated across our nation for people of color and specifically for young black britons the importance of representation in all parts of society of seeing role models that share the same skin color as them and seeing and reading stories of success and of hope from those who look like them is absolutely vital in opening doors of opportunity besides writing the piece harry and megan sit down for an interview with the evening standard at one point during the interview harry and megan are asked about the project’s significance amid the black lives matter movement and global protest for me its awareness and its education and its teaching harry replies i’ve had an awakening of such of my own because i wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the uk.

But also globally as well i think the power of community that comes from that is absolutely vast especially for young black men and young black girls megan adds while it has been challenging for a lot of people certainly and having to make this reckoning of historical significance that has gotten people to the place that they are that’s uncomfortable for people i think when everyone just starts to own that we push through that and we focus on how do we make it different moving forward.

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