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Duchess of Sussex: ‘The Only Wrong Thing to Say is to Say Nothing’

Source: Reuters

The Duchess of Sussex has posted a heartfelt video as part of a graduation message to students at her old high school in Los Angeles.

As part of her video message, Meghan recalled a teacher during sophomore year telling her to always put other people’s needs above her own fears.

Right now, when black people are hurting and fearing for their lives, this is a great lesson for those with privilege to make themselves uncomfortable in order to fight oppression.

“George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and Philando Castille’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered. And so do so many other people whose names we know, and whose names we don’t know.”

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Aged just 11 years old during the LA riots in 1992, which were triggered after Rodney King, a black motorist was violently beaten by four white police officers, Meghan remembered the horror of seeing her hometown burning down.

Eighteen years later, racist violence is alarmingly still happening in the US, UK, and across the world. The Duchess of Sussex gave tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Tamar Rice who were all victims of police brutality in the US.

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