Meghan Markle Just Addressed George Floyd's Murder and the BLM Movement


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As the nation's focus shifted solely to the murder of George Floyd, and the protests across the country and the Black Lives Matter movement as a result, one prominent voice that the world has been waiting to hear from is Meghan Markle's. As an activist who has dealt with racism herself, Markle's voice was sure to make an impact, and it certainly has.

Today, a video was released of Markle addressing the graduating class of the high school that she attended, the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, in which she gave an emotional speech addressing the appalling killing of Floyd and so many Black men and women before him, many of whom Markle named in the speech. Addressing her silence thus far in the matter, Markle started by saying, "I wasn’t sure what I could say to you. I wanted to say the right thing, and I was really nervous that it would get picked apart. And I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing." Hear the impassioned words that followed that statement below.

Here is a list of anti-racist actions that you can take today, as well as Black-owned fashion and beauty brands to support.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.