News | Entertainment
25 Jun 2021 8:56
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Prince Harry did not know unconscious racist bias existed until he met Duchess Meghan

    The 36-year-old royal admitted it was only when he was "living a day or a week in my wife's shoes" following his marriage to Meghan, 39, that he began to understand the complexities of racism


    Speaking an interview with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson for GQ magazine, he said: "Once you realise 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.

    "And 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. 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."

    Mr Hutchinson spoke about discussions around racism, saying that many white people are worried about saying the wrong thing.

    He said: "Everything is up for discussion, because there's so much to talk about and people need to not be afraid. I think that can be a part of it. For some white people, I think they can be afraid. They're scared of saying the wrong thing, possibly."

    Harry replied: "Not everyone's going to get it right. And from what I've seen, people are desperately trying to get it right – and even when trying to get it right, get it massively wrong.

    "And as long as everyone comes at it with an element of, as you say, compassion, because it is scary for people, and it is the case that you're probably going to get it wrong, you just jump in both feet first.

    "And you may still get it wrong, but I guarantee you there'll be the right support structure and people around to go, 'You know what? A word of warning: maybe do this and don't say that."

    Harry also discussed the backlash to Diversity's 'Britain's Got Talent' BLM-themed dance routine and said he had Meghan spoke to performer Ashley Banjo about it.

    He said: "We – Meghan and I – spoke to him (Banjo) shortly after that whole process, that whole moment in his life and Diversity's life. But what was interesting there, from what I was told, was that there were a couple of thousand complaints that came straight after the performance.

    "But it was three days later or even a week later that it got up to 20,000. So you start to think, well, how many people actually watch the performance that have complained? Or have they just had their opinion inflamed by what they've read?"

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     25 Jun: Chris Brown is being investigated by police for allegedly slapping a woman
     25 Jun: James Michael Tyler is "hopeful" chemotherapy will be "effective"
     25 Jun: Nathalie Emmanuel turned to yoga when her mental health was “deteriorating”
     25 Jun: The Duchess of Cambridge gave a group of children some honey made by her own bees
     25 Jun: Chris Noth was “hesitant” to sign up for the ‘Sex and the City’ revival
     24 Jun: Vin Diesel gave Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson “tough love” when he joined the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise
     24 Jun: Disney prevented Michael Jackson from recording songs for 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Maori All Blacks remain unaffected by Wellington's shift to alert level two More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The group representing the country's dairy farmers is reassured to see additional funding delivered for flood-affected farmers in Canterbury More...



     Today's News

    Golf:
    Promising returns for New Zealand golfers on both sides of the Atlantic 8:36

    Entertainment:
    Chris Brown is being investigated by police for allegedly slapping a woman 8:29

    International:
    Coronavirus epidemic broke out in East Asia around 25,000 years ago, gene study shows 8:16

    Politics:
    Police say they're having an impact on gangs -- despite a degree of public anxiety 8:16

    Business:
    The group representing the country's dairy farmers is reassured to see additional funding delivered for flood-affected farmers in Canterbury 8:06

    Entertainment:
    James Michael Tyler is "hopeful" chemotherapy will be "effective" 7:59

    Law and Order:
    An admission from Police over lost statements relating to allegations of mistreatment at Lake Alice Hospital. 7:56

    Health & Safety:
    Coronavirus vaccines are hard to get in Thailand, so the wealthy are heading on overseas jab tours 7:56

    Rugby League:
    Paul Coll has won a 64-minute three-game match over Joel Makin in squash's World Tour Finals in Egypt to sit atop his pool 7:46

    Entertainment:
    Nathalie Emmanuel turned to yoga when her mental health was “deteriorating” 7:29


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd