The Duke of Sussex told Hutchinson that you can not criticize others for showing unconscious prejudice, but once you know it exists, you have to educate yourself because stupidity is no longer an excuse.
“The unconscious bias, from my understanding, with the education and education I have, I do not know what it is. I have no idea it exists,” Harry said.
“And then, sad to say, it took me years, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or week in my wife’s shoes.”
Harry stressed that everyone needs to check their unconscious attitude towards race.
“And I think one of the most dangerous things is people in power, whether in politics or the media, where if you are not aware of your own bias and you are not aware of the culture within your system, then how can we progress?” He said.
Hutchinson mentioned his frustration with the lack of understanding in some quarters about the Black Lives Matter and the fight against race.
“There are a lot of people who don’t think it exists or they don’t want change and they fight it,” Hutchinson said. “And I really do not know what these people are afraid of or what they are afraid of.”
Harry, who is speaking from his home in California, said it was a very exciting time to live in the United States, but pointed out that change must be everywhere.
“It’s going to make a real difference for all of us and whoever is against it will have to look at themselves in the mirror for a long time,” he said.
“This is a global movement. The train has left the station. If you are not here now, please go up because there is so much we can do. And my fatherhood, the focal point of life, I guess. For me, is trying to get out of the world in a better place when you find it.”
Earlier this month, Harry described his “awakening” to the existence of a systematic race, saying “the world we know was created by whites for whites.”
Harry says he has only recently come to realize the full range of racial discrimination in everyday life, telling the Evening Standard: “There are problems within the UK, but there are also global issues. I thought I did, but I did not. “
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to the document at the beginning of Black History Month, which was released every October in England.