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Prince Harry discusses racism in Vogue interview

PICTURED: The Duke of Sussex

THE DUKE of Sussex has opened up about “unconscious bias” in racism and how this can result in people discriminating against others without even realising.

The Duke was featured in the September issue of British Vogue, guest-edited by wife Megan, where he put forward an explanation of how stigma is “handed down from generation to generation,” saying too many peop-le fail to acknowledge their own bias.

The father-of-one described “unconscious bias” as “something which so many people don’t understand, why they feel the way they do.”

Speaking on people who exhibit those actions, Harry said: “‘I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view - unconscious point of view - where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.'” he said.

“And that is the point at which people start to understand.”

The Duke’s comments were made in an interview with conservationist Jane Goodasll, as they discussed climate change, the future of the planet plus more.
His comments have been praised by Bishop-designate Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who said she’s proud of the Duke for “saying it how it is.”

Appearing on Channel 4 News, Hudson-Wilkin said: “I absolutely agree with him. We’re not born with the ability to be racist. We’re not born racist. We learn to be racist.”

“I think racism is there in our society. It is not just the church, it is not just in the police, it is not just in this particular organisation. It is there. And it is there because of our history,” the priest stated.

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