Transcript for Duchess Meghan discusses biracial identity in old TV campaign
Name's Megan Markel and I'm here because I think it's really important campaign to be a part. Permeating it hits really personal note I'm biracial most people can't tell when I'm mixed went and so. Much of my life is felt like. Being a fly on the wall and to some of the slurs that I record. Really offensive jokes were the names it's just hit me in a really strong way and then. You know a couple of years ago I heard someone comment on the and word so I think for me. Beyond being personally affected by it racism just to see then. The landscape of what our country is like right now certainly the world. And to want things to be better quite honestly your race is part of what defines you I think what shakes things is that the world really treats you. Based on how you look a certain people don't look at me and Xenia is a black woman or a biracial woman. They treat me differently I think than they would they knew what I was mixed wet and I think that is. I don't know can be struggle as much as can be a good thing depending on the people that you're feeling. Leaving LA it was sort of like leaving this bubble where I was used to everything had been exposed to everything except for. A close mindedness. That I experienced when I traveled outside of where I was from and I think that. In doing that just really opened my eyes to a mentality that still exist that. I thought was back dated to the days of when my grandfather moved our family. From Cleveland to LA and they drove across the country. And to stop and get food whatever kind of place they're going to and they had to go around the back to get food for the family. You know I thought that that was really isolated to those days your past and sadly they're not I am really proud of my here adage on both sides I'm really proud of we're at come from Aaron Spelling thing I hope that by the time I have children. That people are even more open minded to how things are changing and that. Having a mixed world. Is what it's all about winning certainly adds it makes it a lot more beautiful on a lot more interest.
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