Prince Harry says it will take 'every single person on the planet' to defeat racism

PRINCE Harry has insisted that it will take "every single person on the planet" to defeat racism.

In a new virtual interview for a civil rights organisation, the Duke of Sussex made it clear that tackling racism is "not down to the black community."

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In a clip of the interview on Instagram, Prince Harry praised the younger generation for "acting, rather than just saying."

Speaking with US civil rights leader Rashad Robinson, the royal continued: "We have to go to the root of the problem, and actually fix it there.

"It's going to take every single one of us. This is not down to the black community.

"This is down to every single person that is on the planet right now."

His comments come as the authors of the couple's upcoming biography Finding Freedom claimed Meghan helped guide Prince Harry on his very public journey. 

The clip of the interview was shared over the weekend online, with the caption seemingly including a quote from Prince Harry: ''Inequality is not unfortunate like a car accident, it has been manufactured."


The caption continued: "Prince Harry and @iamrashadrobinson talked candidly about systemic racism, hate online and people with privilege, using their privilege for change. 

"Here’s a sneak peek at what happened. Stay tuned for the full convo #ComingSoon!"

Prince Harry, 35, is currently living in Beverly Hills with Meghan Markle, 39, and their son Archie, one, having stepped back from royal duty in March.

He has set to speak about the issue of racism in the new interview for the Colour of Change initiative.

In the clip, Rashard said: "Part of this work, part of this moment that we're in, is that making sure from analysis to action that we drive action toward structural and systemic change.

"Changing the rules that have held people back."

Harry added: "You say this so beautifully Rashard, and it's so true.


"There's so much that has happened for so long and once those problems exist, charity is crucial in so many ways but it can't fix the problem.

"The problems already exist, and are too big.

"As I've said to you before, it's like bringing a bucket of water to a forest fire."

Earlier this year, Prince Harry apologised for "institutional racism" as he said it has "no place in society."

The Duke said in a clip released by The Diana Award: "Institutional racism has no place in our societies, yet it is still endemic.

"Unconscious bias must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you.

"I want you to know that we are committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change that you are all leading.

"Now is the time and we know that you can do it."

According to the authors of Finding Freedom Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Meghan has played a pivotal role in helping her husband become more attuned to racism.

Speaking to the National Public Radio in the United States, Mr Scobie said: "Harry's journey to wokeness has been very public. 

"We've seen him learning and educating himself along the way.

"But this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he'd seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way."

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