8:07 AM EDT 3/23/2017
Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle talked openly about what it means to be multiracial and other things including her freckles. She said that she never liked her freckles to be removed from photos.
She opened up her views in the April edition of American beauty magazine Allure. Markle explained the racism she experienced because of the color of her skin.
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"I took an African-American studies class at Northwestern where we explored colorism," Markle said reminiscing her experience of being multiracial. "It was the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community, too mixed in the white community."
During casting in her Hollywood career, she was labeled to be "ethnically ambiguous." Markle often received a strange look and attitude from casting director who observed and tried to guess her racial and ethnic background.
Markle came from a multiracial family, as her father is a Caucasian, while her mother is African-American. Her father is a director of photography who worked in many movie productions and often brought her to the shooting location. She said that she had a vivid recollection of her family as she remembered the bond between them that has nothing to do with color.
Furthermore, the 35-year-old actress also said she never like to have her freckles is edited from the photos. Markle said that her father used to tell her that a face without freckles is like a night without a star.
As Markle is now in a relationship with a member of British royal, she also faced harassment from the British media about her skin as reported by BBC. British tabloid, newspaper, and social media have made her skin color to be subject to racism. Fortunately, the Royal family made a public statement to defend her saying the media has crossed the line.
Watch the report from People explaining things to know about Markle below:
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