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Meghan Markle speaks out about BLM in a speech to her high school graduating class



- In a 6 minute video, Meghan Markle delivers a speech to the 2020 graduating class of her high school Immaculate Heart High in Los Angeles
- She addresses George Floyd's death as well as the other known Black victims of police brutality: "What is happening in our country and in our state and in our hometown of LA… I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing. I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because 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 other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know"
- She also shares her memories of the 1992's LA Riots: "I was 11 or 12 years old and it was the LA Riots, which was also triggered by senseless act of racism"
- She takes the time to praise cops who walked with protesters: "And we are seeing that right now, we are seeing that from the sheriff in Michigan or the police chief in Virginia. We are seeing people stand in solidarity, we are seeing communities come together and to uplift and you are going to be part of this movement."

- Full transcript:
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Tags: #blacklivesmatter, black celebrities, race / racism, royalty / royal family
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