A video of Meghan Markle has resurfaced from 2012 that shows her candidly speaking about her own experiences of racism, and it is truly a powerful watch...

Racism is undoubtedly one of the biggest problems that our country is facing right now...

And since the tragic death of George Floyd, people have been demanding justice, protesting, and sharing their own stories of racism... including the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

But firstly...

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Let's start from the beginning.

Meghan was known way before she became a member of the British Royal Family.

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The thirty-eight-year-old was recognized as an actress, particularly for her recurring role in the TV series Suits.

But this all changed in 2016...

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When Meghan started dating Prince Harry, her career as an actress seemed to be instantly swapped for a life fulfilling royal duties.

They married in May, 2018...

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Which made Meghan an official part of the Royal Family. She relocated to London and was given the title, the Duchess of Sussex.

The couple announced their pregnancy shortly after the wedding...

And Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May of 2019.

Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...

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Things were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.

Anything she did or said...

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The British media had something to say about it. Whether she was being branded as a diva, a control-freak, a "monarchy ruiner," and even a bad mother, Meghan received it all.

Even though Meghan bravely put a smile on her face throughout it all...

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There's absolutely no doubt that she was struggling.

Meghan and Harry made the bold decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year.

In a joint statement, the couple said that they wanted "a normal upbringing for their child" and they feel that spending their time between the U.K and America would be much more appropriate for their family environment.

Even though the family is now spending a lot of their time in Los Angeles...

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Meghan is still receiving a lot of heat from the British press for "breaking up the royal family."

It seems that Meghan literally can't do anything right...

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And so many have now realized that this hate is a matter of racism.

Meghan is the first-ever person of color to join the Royal Family...

And no other royal has ever received the volume of hate in which Meghan has - not even Prince Andrew, who was accused of being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking scandal.

Meghan's life was made a living hell for absolutely no reason...

And this sadly goes to show that racism isn't just a problem here in America, but it is apparent worldwide.

Now, more than ever before, people are standing up to racism.

George Floyd's death last week triggered global outrage and millions are now forcefully demanding justice for black people.

Things need to change...

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And many have been speaking out about their own experiences of racism... including Meghan herself.

Even though Meghan currently doesn't have social media...

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Footage of her has emerged from 2012 speaking candidly about her own experiences with racism growing up as a woman of color.

She is seen wearing an "I won't stand for racism" t-shirt...

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And she begins by saying: "My name's Meghan Markle and I'm here because I think it’s a really important campaign to be a part of. For me, I think it hits a really personal note. I'm bi-racial, most people can’t tell what I'm mixed with and so much of my life has felt like being a fly on the wall. And so some of the slurs that I've heard or the really offensive jokes, or the names, it's just hit me in a really strong way."

"I heard someone call my mom the N word."

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"So I think for me, beyond being personally affected by racism, just to see the landscape of what our country is like right now, and certainly the world, and to want things to be better," she explained.

Meghan feels she has been treated differently because of her race...

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"Quite honestly, your race is part of what defines you. I think what shifts things is that the world really treats you based on how you look. Certain people don’t look at me and see me as a black woman or a biracial woman. They treat me differently, I think, than they would if they knew what I was mixed with, and I think that that is—I don’t know, it can be a struggle as much as it can be a good thing depending on the people that you’re dealing with."

When she left L.A to film for Suits, she felt she had left the bubble where she was used to everything.

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"I think that in doing that it just really opened my eyes to a mentality that still exists that I thought was backdated 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 were going to, and they had to go round the back to get food for the family," she said. "You know, I thought that was really isolated to those days that we were past, and sadly they're not."

She concluded her statement...

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"I am really proud of my heritage on both sides, I’m really proud of where I’ve come from and where I’m going. But yeah, 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. I mean certainly, it makes it a lot more beautiful and a lot more interesting."

Watch her powerful statement here...

If this doesn't prove that racism has been a huge problem for a very long time, then we don't know what will. Things need to change, so make sure to keep scrolling to read about the most recent updates in the George Floyd protests...