JTG speaks out on racism in the WWE

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We've heard all sorts about the amount of racism at work in the WWE in the past year or so, far more than the WWE would have liked.


Firstly, Alberto Del Rio was released by the company after he attacked a social media worker who reportedly told a racist joke at Del Rio's expense. The Mexican then went on to accuse Triple H of also being a racist, as we wrote here at the end of 2014.

And in 2015 things did not get better for the WWE, with Hulk Hogan becoming involved in a racism storm, after a leaked sex tape showed him spouting an incredible amount of racist views.


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Former WWE Superstar JTG conducted an Ask Me Anything on the r/SquaredCircle sub-Reddit last night. You can see the full AMA here.

JTG answered tonnes of questions revolving around his time with the WWE, the Cryme Tyme tag-team and the new book he just released. There was also talk of racism in the WWE.

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No Equal Treatment

One fan asked Jayson if he encountered any racism towards him during his time in WWE and if the company was doing a good job in treating employees of color equally. The answer was a resounding no.

"I definitely experienced some racism in WWE, and no I don't think they do a good enough job when the majority of the African American wrestlers are pigeonholed into being the angry black guys, shuckin and jivin or rapping and singing," he said.

We know this is still happening in the WWE. You just have to look at the New Day, who debuted as a bunch of preaching black men. Thankfully, that turned very quickly and they have turned into the most entertaining act in the company, who could become staples of the Tag Team division for years to come.

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