Prince Harry And Meghan Tell Britain: End “Structural Racism”

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Prince Harry And Meghan Tell Britain: End “Structural Racism”


Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have called for an end to “structural racism”, saying it holds back young people of colour, in their latest foray into politically sensitive issues usually avoided by the British royal family.

In an interview for The Evening Standard newspaper, Harry said Britain could be a better place if white people understood more about those “of a different coloured skin”

“For as long as structural racism exists, there will be generations of young people of colour who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers,” the couple wrote in an article for the paper.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made several comments on race issues since stepping down from their roles as working members of the royal family at the end of March and moving to California.

Harry, 36, told the Standard he had been awakened to the issues facing Black and other ethnic minorities since meeting Meghan, whose father is white and mother is African American.

“I wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the UK and also globally as well. I thought I did but I didn’t,” he said.

“It is not about pointing the finger, it is not about blame. I will be the first person to say, again, this is about learning,” Harry told the paper.

“And about how we can make it better. I think it is a really exciting time in British culture and British history, and in world culture,” added Harry, who is Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and sixth-in-line to the throne.

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