Prince Harry mentioned he was unaware about how individuals are subjected to ‘uconscious bias’ till he met his spouse Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex had an enlightening chat with GQ journal’s anti-racism activist Patrick Hutchinson on Monday.
During the dialog, Harry mentioned he had ‘no concept’ about unconscious bias and discovered about racism after ‘dwelling a day or every week in [his] spouse’s sneakers.’
“Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was. I had no idea it existed,” Harry mentioned. “And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realise it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”
“First of all you have to be willing to listen and have the conversation, have those uncomfortable conversations, because it is an uncomfortable conversation,” Hutchinson mentioned.
The two additionally make clear the function of media, one thing which Harry and Meghan have been speaking about of their latest appearances.
“People consume news and if that news is being given to you with an element of bias, then it’s almost impossible to break free of that and be able to recognise where that bias comes from,” Harry mentioned.
“That’s why the media outlets have a huge responsibility to be pushing the right narrative, as well as these huge corporations and organisations,” Hutchinson mentioned. “They have such a huge part to play in all of this, you know? Because they’re the ones that create the systemic racism. It’s them that create it, so it’s up to them to do what’s right.”
Hutchinson, who additionally contributes to the journal as an writer and health teacher, gained recognition after organising a far-right counter-protestor to security at a protest in London in June.