Retelling a story about how her grandparents and mother were forced to eat in the parking lot of a KFC because they were "coloreds."
"That story still haunts me," she wrote. "It reminds me of how young our country is. How far we've come and how far we still have to come."
Markle then goes on to recount the racism she endures as a mixed race woman, revealing that people make "countless black jokes...in front of me, not realizing I am mixed, unaware that I am the ethnically ambiguous fly on the wall."
Even more horrifying, Markle also mentions the instances of outright abuse directed at her mother, such as an incident where a woman called her mother the "N" word because she took too long to pull out of a parking spot.
"I remember how hot my skin felt. How it scorched the air around me," she wrote.
However, the piece ends on a hopeful note, thanking luminaries like MLK, Cesar Chavez, Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk, as well as her own parents, for fighting in the name of change and equality. You can read her entire essay here.