J'den Cox

Audio transcript

I think being Black in America is prideful. It’s also remarkable just because you have a history just behind being black that no one else has. Just in that alone, I have grandfathers, uncles, aunts that can tell me about how things were in the past and how things have come to be today. And just being able to be around that, it just brings pride to me to know that my family and my ancestors have come through and triumphed so much. So, it’s great to be Black American just knowing your own history and knowing what people have gone through. It’s like I was saying with wrestling, it’s kind of like a beautiful thing just to know that your past is full of people who fought for something so strongly and you get to live it out through today and I think that in itself is remarkable.

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