When it comes to racism, the topic may seem quite broad but one of the most offensive kind will be unconscious racial bias as one may have been so accustomed to seeing things a certain way and have become familiar with a certain perception and hence not recognizing their own racial bias.
During a virtual sit down with Patrick Hutchinson of GQ, Prince Harry explains how living with his wife Meghan has been educative and urges the public to educate themselves on the matter.
He said: “No one’s pointing the fingers. You can’t really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias. But 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.”
He then adds: “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.
Every day is a learning process. And it’s not actually up for debate. These are the facts. This is what’s happening. And it’s been very interesting for me to sit through or live through this in America.”
Racism is something we all need to be educated on and we are moved by Prince Harry’s honesty on the subject. Hopefully, with voices such as his, talking about this important subject, there will be a change someday soon.