Prince Harry urges everyone to join 'global movement' of protests

Brenda Watkins
October 28, 2020

Hutchinson mentioned his frustration with the lack of understanding in some quarters about the Black Lives Matter and the fight against race.

© Luke Dray/Getty Images Patrick Hutchinson shot to fame in June after this picture of him carrying a White man to safety went viral.

"You talk about unconscious bias to start with, which you and I both know is a huge thing globally", he says to Hutchinson during the video call.

Prince Harry has interviewed Hutchinson for GQ magazine.

Harry insisted that "no one's blaming anybody" for having a bias they are not even aware of, saying, "You can't really point fingers, especially when it comes to unconscious bias".

The Duke of Sussex told Hutchinson that you cannot criticize others for showing unconscious prejudice, but once you know it exists, you have to educate yourself because stupidity is no longer an excuse.

PRINCE HARRY: Unconscious bias, from my understanding, you know, having had the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea that- what it was. "I had no idea it existed", said Harry. In the conversation, Prince Harry admitted that he "had no idea" unconscious bias existed before he experienced it firsthand through the treatment of his wife, Meghan Markle.

Harry said every day is now a "learning process" for him.

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During their heavy conversation, Harry confessed that he wasn't aware of unconscious racial bias because of the upbringing and education that he had as a part of the royal family.

However, Prince Harry had assured Meghan that he would always put their relationship first. This is what's happening. 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.

About dismantling structural racism, Prince Harry said, "It's going to take every single one of us to really change things and anyone that's pushing against it really needs to take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror".

Hutchinson shared his hopes for equality. In an interview and accompanying article in the Evening Standard to mark Black History Month, they said there was a lost generation of "people of colour" whose contribution to United Kingdom society will remain "untapped" as long as structural racism exists.

He said: "This is a global movement".

"And I think one of the most unsafe things is people in power, whether in politics or the media, where if you are not aware of your own bias and you are not aware of the culture within your system, then how can we progress?"

The royal says walking in Meghan's "shoes" has helped him understand racism. "For me, is trying to get out of the world in a better place when you find it".

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