Sasha Banks was a guest on the latest episode of The New Day's podcast in which she discussed dealing with racism as a child:
“For me, it was so hard being a kid. First, I was living in Iowa at the time. I was the only black girl in the whole county. I was like, man, where am I and what’s going to happen in my life? I’m on a farm and black. Before that, I lived in California and was around a lot of cultures and different experiences. I heard people say the 'N' word, but back then, the 'N' was like you say it as a friend. The first time I heard it in such a negative way, I was living in California. I was walking home from softball practice and this guy on his porch was screaming at me, 'Hey 'n' word, get the f*ck out of here.' Instantly I became so shy and so scared. I started watching wrestling and I thought this is who I am going to be. I am going to be larger than life and be someone I can’t be right now and I have to break this fear. Ever since I laid eyes on wrestling, I always had my mind set on that this is going to save me. This is what will break me away from being this scared little child.”
Transcript courtesy of WrestlingNews.co.
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