I sat down with Prince Harry to talk about systemic racism, compassion, hate online and using privilege for change. Stay tuned for the full video, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/2YzMxp0nT2— Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson) August 7, 2020
The Duke of Sussex recently sat down to virtually speak with the president of Color of Change (a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization), Rashad Robinson, about the need for individuals to act against racial injustice. During the video call, the pair discussed systematic racism and “changing the rules that have held people back."
"There's so much that has happened for so long that once those problems exist, charity is crucial in so many areas but it can't fix the problem,” Harry said. “The problems already exist by that point, the problems are already too big. As I've said to you before, it's basically like bringing a bucket of water to a forest fire."
The 35-year-old royal continued, "So, we have to go to the root of the problem, to the source of the problem, and actually fix it there. It’s going to take every single one of us. This is not down to the Black community, this is down to every single person who is on the planet right now."
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have been actively working with organizations like Color of Change to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Last month, the couple joined over 90 major companies to boycott Facebook advertising. Part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, the boycott comes as a result of the media company not doing enough to fight hate on their digital social platforms.
Eagle-eyed fans may have also noticed that Harry gave us a new glimpse of his home (and his indoor plants). And while we're happy to get a look at his digs, we're even happier to see how active he and Meghan have remained in making a difference.