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“I thought there wasn’t as much racism as there was when my mom had me,” she said (Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Mel B admitted how ‘shocked’ she felt to travel to America and encounter racism there these days, stressing that she was ‘still there’.

For her latest project, the Spice Girl known to the world as Scary Spice has teamed up with comedians Ruby Wax and Emily Atack for a wild, unpredictable and daring adventure, while being filmed for a BBC documentary.

The program, titled Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip, involved the trio following in the footsteps of a Victorian explorer named Isabella Bird, who hiked hundreds of miles across the American Wild West alone.

By talking to metro.co.uk and other media outlets about their journey together, Mel said her personal experience changed her “perspective in many ways.”

The singer admitted she felt “shocked” by the minority of people of color in Colorado, saying, “So even though Colorado is huge, the whole world is huge, but at the end of the day, people people of color, whether it’s mixed or brown or some kind of mixed ethnicity, they kind of have it even harder, people of color.

The 47-year-old explained that she, Ruby, 69, and Emily, 32, met two champion lassoing sisters, who had to “fight harder for their position” as women of color.

“They went to an all-white school and you think, yes, there are places in the rural hinterland that are predominantly white. But for me, I thought there wasn’t as much racism as there was when my mom had me 47 years ago, but it’s still there,” she said. .

“It kind of changed my outlook on things. Throughout the show, I was like, “Is there anyone brown or mixed-race or black in this town?” Is there anyone ? I always find myself searching.

Mel added how she found it “brilliant” to learn the story of the sisters’ accomplishments with their talents.

Emily, Ruby and Mel make a dynamic trio on the program (Picture: BBC/Studio Ramsay/Jill Worsley) TV personalities have met several new people while following in Isabella’s footsteps (Picture: BBC/Studio Ramsay/Jill Worsley)

The Spice Girl speculated that when Isabella set out on her travels, she may not have “stumbled across a lot of people of color,” based on the trip Mel, Ruby, and Emily took themselves. same.

“We had to look for them,” added Mel. ‘But who knows. That’s the one thing we didn’t really ask for, that I didn’t ask for.

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For Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip – a three-episode series – Mel, Ruby and Emily used Isabella’s 1873 book A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains as the basis for their own excursions.

Isabella – who left Yorkshire and headed for the rugged landscape of America after being prescribed mountain air for an illness – is one of Ruby’s greatest heroines.

Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip premieres Monday at 9 p.m. on BBC Two.

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Source: metro.co.uk


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