Plenty of wrestlers have been outspoken regarding racial injustice in recent weeks as protests and movements across America continue following the murder of George Floyd.
"This is not a quick, fast conversation, but a I read Jill Lepore's 'These Truths.' These truths are self-evident, that all men are created equal, it's in the constitution, but is it self-evident? We as a country have not lived that since 1776, we haven't treated all men as being equal, and that doesn't even include women. I started having some conversations about race with people I work with and talk to. What I realized is, I'm very bad about talking about race. Right now, there's a ton of people on social media, but at some point, this is probably going to die down. What I want for myself and movement is to educate myself in a way that when social media starts focusing on something else, that I'm still there for this fight and I understand the real core issues. Even though I know some of the history, I don't know the real issues. When you talk about white privilege, I'm it. I'm a white male whose parents loved him and who has a good job. How do I talk about it? When I'm reading these books, I also don't want to put pressure...'Oh, if I have a question, I'll just ask Big E.' Your black friends are not your google. They're not there to answer all your 'white person questions' about race. I wanted to do a lot of education myself and to look up to the black men and women who have been fighting this fight for a long time."
He continued, "Big E actually retweeted a woman named Victoria Alexander. She put out a list of books. Here's an anti-racist book club, so not only do I want to be 'not racist,' that's not good enough. Being anti-racist, not just from an individual level, but from a societal level, I want to be anti-racist. I want to support things that bring the black community up because it's not right."
I’ve been getting a lot of questions from my non-Black friends about how to be a better ally to Black people. I suggest unlearning and relearning through literature as just one good jumping off point, and have broken up my anti-racist reading list into sections: pic.twitter.com/gj5uko69OY— Victoria Alexander (@victoriaalxndr) May 30, 2020
Bryan also mentioned the New Day podcast where they welcomed Andreas Hale to discuss racial injustice, their dealings with racism growing up, and more. You can find a full recap of that podcast by clicking here.
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