Meghan Markle offers support to biracial teen allegedly set on fire

After hearing a Wisconsin teen’s account of being the victim of a hate crime, the Duchess of Sussex reached out to offer the young woman support.

Over the weekend, Meghan Markle connected with Althea Bernstein, a biracial 18-year-old who was allegedly set on fire by four white men last week, after hearing about her experience.

“Thank you Meghan for reaching out and checking on our kids in Madison, Wisconsin today,” reads a Facebook post by Michael Johnson, CEO and President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, who has been acting as Bernstein’s spokesperson. Johnson tells his local news outlet Channel 3000 that he, Markle and Bernstein had a three-way, 40-minute phone call on Saturday afternoon. Prince Harry also joined in for some 10 minutes.

“Prince Harry shared that young [people’s] voices matter and that Madison have our thoughts, prayers and wishes,” Johnson writes.

The Duchess, 38, talked with Bernstein about faith, being bi-racial, and encouraged her to avoid social media and its negative comments.

Source: New York Post

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