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Yaya DaCosta shares what she found so relevant about himself Our kind of people character, Angela Vaughn, a single mom who moves her family to Martha’s Vineyard in hopes of growing her natural hair care business and getting her family name back.

“We always like to support the underdogs,” DaCosta told ABC Audio about what she thinks will attract fans to watch. “But with her, it’s about seeing something more for yourself. And sometimes, not even knowing what it looks like exactly, but just knowing that I deserve more. “

DaCosta says that “it’s that feeling of merit” and “the right that so many … people of color … are just not taught … whether it’s moving people’s bags without asking and putting them back in. the plane”.

DaCosta notes that she recently had this experience on her travels and says: “[Y]e realize that this is something some people are privileged to learn as young people.

However, this was not the case for the character of DaCosta. The actress says Angela’s sense of entitlement must have been learned over time.

“[Her entitlement] comes from a sense of justice. It comes from the love for his mother. It comes from a love of hair, from the love of her daughter, Nikki, who wants to put her in place in life and give her more than she has ever had, ”says DaCosta. “So it comes from a lot of places. But it’s something akin to a study, like where do we find our sense of worth? Where do we emphasize our belonging and how does that motivation help us to break those… glass ceilings or change the narrative we have been given of ourselves? “

Our kind of people, also featuring Nadine ellis and Morris Chestnut, and airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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