Meghan Markle, 38, appears in a resurfaced video clip from 2012 where she talks about her own experiences with racism amidst worldwide protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Markle’s father Thomas is white, while her mother Doria Ragland, is black. In the video Markle says: “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 that I’ve heard, or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it’s just hit me in a really strong way.”
Meghan reveals that she once heard slurs being hurled at her mother Doria, 63, adding: “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. I am really proud of my heritage on both sides,” the former “Suits” star concluded in the video. “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.” The video is part of the ‘I Won’t Stand for Racism’ campaign in 2012 launched by charity Erase the Hate. Watch it below and let us know what you think: