38-year-old Meghan Markle also could not stay away from the protests taking place these days in the United States due to the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of the police. Yesterday, the Duchess recorded a video message that was shown as part of a virtual graduation ceremony in her native Catholic school. In the video, Megan urges today’s graduates not to ignore current problems and do everything possible to change the world for the better.
Meghan MarkleNow you can become part of this adjustment. Yes, I know, people often ask: “How many more reformation will be?”. But we will rebuild, rebuild and rebuild everything until the world is restored, because when the foundation collapses, we crumble with it. You will live in love and compassion and will use your voice. You will be able to use your vote even more than ever, because most of you are already 18, and someone will soon be fulfilled, and you will all have the right to vote in the elections. You will feel sympathy for those who do not see the world through the same prism as you. Because thanks to the knowledge gained at the Catholic School of the Immaculate Heart, you also realize that the life of black people means something,
– Megan Markle addressed the graduates.
The duchess admitted that she did not immediately decide to speak on the topic of racism and unrest in her native country, because she was worried that she would say something wrong and others would not understand her. However, at the last moment before recording the video for the ceremony, Meghan Markle realized that she simply could not be silent:
I realized that the only wrong decision was to be silent. Because the life of George Floyd matters the same as the life of Brionna Taylor, Filando Castile and many other people whose names we know or have never heard.Earlier, Meghan Markle has repeatedly spoken out publicly on racism. Back in 2012, the duchess took part in a commercial – in it then the future duchess expressed hope for a bright future for her children. In the video, Megan appears in a white T-shirt that says “I will not tolerate racism.”
My name is Meghan Markle, and I’m here because it is really a very important advertising campaign. For me, this is also a personal story. I belong to two races and all my life I feel pressure because of this. I was really touched by many offensive jokes about me and my mother. I am sincerely proud of my roots, but I hope that by the time I have children, people will become even more open to this topic and understand all the advantages of a world with mixed races,
– Megan says in the video.
It is noteworthy that Meghan Markle continues to meet with racist attacks. This was especially noticeable at the beginning of their relationship with Prince Harry – then many believed that the actress was not worthy to become part of the royal family, including because of her mixed race.