In a newly released interview done between British GQ contributor & BLM activist Patrick Hutchinson and The Duke of Sussex himself, Prince Harry, Harry has confessed that he is more mindful of unintended racial biases after “living a day” in the shoes of his wife, Megan Markle.
Though however entertaining it might be to see the Prince walking around in women’s shoes, that isn’t the case in the literal sense. Harry was quoted on his lack of understanding of the experiences of Black people, saying:
“Once you realize or you feel a little bit uncomfortable, then the onus is on you to go out and educate yourself, because ignorance is no longer an excuse,” Harry stated. “And unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. I had no idea it existed,” Continuing with. “And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”
He placed the blame for these unconscious biases on those with ore potent platforms, adding to his statement:
“For me, it’s down to a more diverse perspective, otherwise you’re just perpetuating that bias. And I think one of the most dangerous things is people within positions of power, whether it’s politics or whether it’s the media, where if you’re not aware of your own bias and you’re not aware of the culture within your system, then how are we ever going to progress? How are we ever going to get to that point where there is more fairness? Because it’s not a zero-sum game, right? Everyone benefits if the Black community gets treated the way they should be treated.”
Harry also touched on, in the interview, the viral moment taking place iduring a protest in London where Harry defended a far right extremist from getting attacked in the middle of a demonstration back in June.
You can see the full interview down below:
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