Prince Harry wants “every single person who is on the planet right now” to act against racial injustice.
The British royal spoke with the President of Color of Change, Rashad Robinson, from his Los Angeles home, about “systemic racism, compassion, hate online and using privilege for change”.
In a clip from the interview, the pair concede it’s not “down to the black community,” but for everyone to follow through with actions in the ongoing battle for racial equality.
“There’s so much that has happened for so long that once those problems exist, charity is crucial in so many areas but it can’t fix the problem. The problems already exist by that point, the problems are already too big,” Harry says. “As I’ve said to you before, it’s basically like bringing a bucket of water to a forest fire.
“So, we have to go to the root of the problem, to the source 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 who is on the planet right now.”
The Prince adds the movement is “seemingly led by the younger generation,” insisting it is now the time “to act rather than just say.” He concludes: “You can’t just say, ‘I’m going to do this, or I’m going to do that.’ You’ve said it now you’ve got to follow through with it.”
Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have partnered with Color of Change as they increase their activism over the ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign and continue to raise awareness of racial injustice.