Meghan Markle calls black teenager “burnt in racist attack”

In a brutal hate crime in Wisconsin, Meghan Markle made a phone call to a biracial teen who was allegedly set alight.

In a phone call on Saturday the Duchess of Sussex connected with Althea Bernstein to offer support to the 18-year-old.

Bernstein was in her car, when four white men allegedly assaulted her last week in a racially charged assault.

Michael Johnson, CEO and President of Dane County’s Boys & Girls Clubs, confirmed in an interview with local news outlet Channel 3000 that Meghan Markle met with the girl and urged her to avoid social media negativity and concentrate on her wellbeing.

Johnson initiated the call, and spoke on Bernstein ‘s behalf.

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“(Bernstein) and Meghan talked about the importance of self-care and allowing herself to heal,” he said.

Meghan ‘s husband Prince Harry also briefly joined the 40-minute conversation to share some words of support, Johnson says.

Authorities are currently investigating the assault on Bernstein, who was apparently called by a white man a racial slur when she was stuck at a red light.

She was then sprayed with what is thought to have been lighter fluid, as a burning lighter was hurled at her, causing burns to her face.

Discussing how Bernstein coped following her attack, Johnson said: “She’s struggling. It’s a challenge for her; it’s very, very emotional.”

Meghan ‘s call helped buoy the young woman, he added: “I talked to her three or four times today, and I’ll tell you, Meghan lifted her spirits.”

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