Meghan Markle On The Killing Of George Floyd: 'The Only Wrong Thing To Say Is To Say Nothing

published 04.06.2020 13:30

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But silence is not an option after the killing of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, prompting widespread protests across America and around the world.

Markle then went on to say the names of black people who were killed by police.

"Because George Floyd's life mattered, and Breonna Taylor's life matter, 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.

Markle then reflected on the words a teacher once said to her in her sophomore year of school: "Always remember to put others' needs above your own fears."

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