The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have called for an end to “structural racism” in an article written for a newspaper for Black History Month.
Prince Harry and Meghan said changes had taken place in the UK over the past 30 years, but “not enough progress had been made”.
They are writing London Evening Standard As if they had highlighted the leaders of the black community in the UK.
The couple asked voters in the recent U.S. election “To reject hatred”.
In this piece they talked about “if you are white and British, the world you see often looks like you” and the importance of young people seeing role models and leaders who share skin color like them.
“As long as there is constructive racism, there will be generations of young people who have not started their lives with the same equality as their whites. And as long as it continues, there will never be an unused potential,” they warned.
The Duke and Duchess conclude the article: “We cannot change history, we cannot modify our past. But we can include our future and define it as equal and colorful.”
Race Equality Think Tank Runnymede architectural racism “a set of conditions artificially created over generations, by European colonialism, which holds the ‘white’ superior.”
Following the publication of the article, a Prince Harry spokesman told the BBC: “The Duke believes there is constructive racism in the UK and I think you will be strongly pressured to find those who disagree with it.
“He does not call Britain structurally racist or Britain racist.” The spokesman said Duke was referring to parts of companies in Britain.
In a Along with the interview Meghan said she understood after the Black Lives Matter protests Death of George Floyd He said it was “a beautiful thing” when there was a peaceful protest in the US that was “inflamed for many” but intended for society and equality.
She added: “While this is a challenge for many, people have brought this calculation of historical significance to where they are, it is inconvenient for people. We have found it, it is uncomfortable for us.”
Speaking to Prince Harry Paper, he said some of their views may be seen as “controversial” but it is an important time to use their platform. It’s not about “pointing the finger,” he said, an important time in British and world culture that “we should realize and really celebrate”.
They also discuss their son, Meghan being placed on their toes and in the dance group Demonstration of diversity on Britain’s Got Talent, Duke says “the most spectacular performance”.
List of “Next Gen Trailblazers” BAME celebrities were selected, including rugby player Moro Itoze, Booker Prize winner Bernardine Everisto and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.
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