Racism is a sensitive topic in society and the wrestling world is also not free from this discrimination against the people of different race or color.
WWE Legend Jake Roberts recently appeared on the FlipDaScript podcast where he talked about racism in wrestling and said that it has always been wrong:
“There’s always been racism in every walk of life as far as I remember, man, when I was in the third grade they integrated, man. Hell, I didn’t know what this black and white thing was, and I never have. I don’t understand it today. I don’t know why the white man was so messed up to pull that bulls–t. It was wrong, it’s always been wrong,” he said. “Slavery is not a good thing for anybody, that’s bulls–t. We’re all living and breathing, man, we ought to be able to sit down at the table together.”
Continuing on the topic, the WWE Hall Of Famer talked about his early wrestling career and recalled how African-American wrestlers were treated horribly in the 70s:
“They’ve always been used, man, back in the 70s, whenever I first got into wrestling, I seen that s–t. They were never pushed to the top, they were always held back. They were the better athletes, and it was wrong man. Some of them bowed down and played the game, went out there and acted like a fool, which is what the white man wanted at the time, wanted to humiliate them. That s–t’s wrong man, it’s always been wrong. I don’t have time to waste on that bulls–t man, we all know it and we all see it.”