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Meghan reflects on her lived experiences as a biracial woman and mother coming home to a troubled nation.
That’s how Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, described returning to America in the midst of a national reckoning on race. But as peaceful protests proliferated after the killing of George Floyd, Meghan found inspiration. Now, she said, “it’s good to be home.”
“It was so sad to see where our country was in that moment,” Meghan said of her homecoming, which occurred just before the killings of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. “If there’s any silver lining in that, I would say that in the weeks after the murder of George Floyd,
“From my standpoint, it’s not new to see this undercurrent of racism and certainly unconscious bias, but I think to see the changes that are being made right now is really — it’s something I look forward to being a part of,”
Meghan also stressed her desire for more high-quality journalism, saying she and her husband routinely point to an “economy of attention” in media that rewards the salacious over the truthful.
“What’s so fascinating, at least from my standpoint and my personal experience the past couple of years, is that the headline alone, the clickbait alone, makes an imprint,” Meghan said. “That is part of how we start to view the world, how we interact with other people.”
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“The right to vote is not a privilege, it is a right in and of itself,” Meghan Markle says, discussing how easily people forget how hard people have fought to vote. “You think about the Voting Rights Act… we’ve made so many strides forward there’s still so much more to do”
Meghan said. “And being part of using my voice in a way that I haven’t been able to of late. So, yeah, it’s good to be home.”
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