Meghan Markle Speaks With Wisconsin Victim Of Alleged Hate Crime

Written by on June 29, 2020

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry proceed to carve out their function within the racial justice house, studies surfaced over the weekend that the 2 have spoken with Althea Bernstein, who was the latest sufferer of an alleged hate crime. 

Bernstein, who’s biracial, filed a police report in Madison, Wisconsin, final week after she was reportedly attacked by 4 white males. The 18-year-old mentioned that she was stopped at a pink mild when the lads shouted a racial epithet, poured lighter fluid on her face and neck, after which set her on hearth with a lighter, in keeping with the police report. The incident is being handled as a hate crime. 

Meghan and Bernstein related for a 40-minute telephone name on Saturday, because of Michael Johnson, the CEO of Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Dane County, who was additionally on the decision. 

“Her and Meghan talked in regards to the significance of self care and permitting herself to heal,” Johnson instructed native information outlet Channel 3000, including that Meghan, who was impressed with the best way Bernstein responded to the alleged assault, requested for Bernstein’s telephone quantity to remain in contact. He additionally mentioned that the Duchess of Sussex was focused on coming to talk in Wisconsin in some unspecified time in the future.

Johnson mentioned that the Duchess “lifted” Bernstein’s spirits and that the 2 bonded over being biracial. He added Prince Harry joined the decision for about 10 minutes at one level. 

In a social media submit on Twitter and Fb, Johnson mentioned that the Duke of Sussex “shared that younger individuals[’s] voices matter.”  

Over the weekend, Axios reported that the couple had been backing the Cease Hate for Revenue marketing campaign, which calls on advertisers to boycott Fb till the social media big stops making a living off of disinformation and works to curb the spreading of hate speech. 

The NCAAP praised the couple for getting concerned and becoming a member of the struggle in opposition to Fb. 

“We’re grateful for the management of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in recognizing the significance of solidarity on this second,” the group mentioned in a tweet. “Your dedication to fact, justice, and equality are appreciated.” 

Individuals journal spoke to an nameless supply near the couple who mentioned that the Sussexes are focused on addressing on-line hate speech and are “working with civil rights and racial justice teams on it.” 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have refocused their efforts on the Black Lives Matter motion and protests in opposition to police brutality following the demise of George Floyd, a Black man, by the hands of Minneapolis police on the finish of Could.

Meghan spoke in regards to the significance of the BLM motion and the protests presently gripping the nation throughout a digital commencement speech for her old fashioned, Immaculate Coronary heart Excessive Faculty and Center Faculty, in Los Angeles earlier this month. 

“I wasn’t positive what I might say to you. I wished to say the best factor,” Meghan mentioned. “And I used to be actually nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it might get picked aside, and I noticed, the one flawed factor to say is to say nothing.

“As a result of George Floyd’s life mattered, and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered, and Philando Castile’s life mattered, and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many different individuals whose names we all know and whose names we have no idea,” she mentioned.

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