PRINCE Harry spoke frankly about racism in Britain and how “unconscious bias” is often passed down from generation to generation.
He said people need to understand where their prejudices come from in order to tackle racial discrimination.
Prince Harry has faced a backlash for ‘lecturing people’ about racism in Britain as critics point to his own misdemeanours[/caption]
He was infamously pictured dressed as a Nazi in a 2005 Sun exclusive[/caption]
But Harry faces a backlash, with critics pointing out his own past misdemeanours and warning him to “stop lecturing people”.
In 2005, he was pictured dressed as a Nazi in a Sun exclusive. Then, in 2009, a leaked video showed him calling fellow soldier Ahmed Raza Khan “our little P*** friend”.
Harry apologised for the remark, made while training as an officer at Sandhurst Military Academy in 2006.
In an interview for Vogue, he told Dr Jane Goodall: “Stigma is handed down from generation to generation, your perspective on the world and on life and on people is something that is taught to you.
“It’s learned from your family, learned from the older generation, or from advertising, from your environment. And, therefore, you have to be able to have a wider perspective.
“It’s the same as unconscious bias. Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say ‘what you’ve just said, or the way you’ve behaved, is racist’, they’ll turn around and say, ‘I’m not a racist’.
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“‘I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view — unconscious point of view — where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.
“And that is the point at which people start to have to understand.”
Meghan is the first biracial woman to marry into the Royal Family, and was widely praised for embracing her dual heritage at her St George’s Chapel wedding and speaking out about diversity.
The Duke of Sussex sat down with Vogue’s Dr Jane Goodall to talk about stigmas and his thoughts on ‘unconscious bias’[/caption]
Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle is the first biracial woman to marry into the Royal Family[/caption]
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