On This Day: Dick Turpin becomes Britain’s first mixed-race boxing champion

He was born to a black Guyanan father and white English mother in the affluent Warwickshire town of Leamington Spa at a time when there were few mixed-race Britons.

 

He, together with his two younger brothers, Jack and Randolph, became boxers after being bullied over the colour of their skin.

 

They became a boxing dynasty – each enjoying a lot of success.

Source: uk.eurosport.yahoo.com

Bryan Clay (Japanese/African-American) [American]

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Known as: Olympic Gold Medal winning and World Champion Decathlete (Reigning Decathlon Olympic Champion; 2005 Decathlon World Champion; Two-time Indoor World Heptathlon Champion)

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July Flashback: Mark Dacasco (Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Actor and Champion Martial Artist

TV: The Chairman on “Iron Chef America”, Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0″, “Kamen Rider”, “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

Movies: “Crying Freeman”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Drive”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”

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June Flashback: Tim Howard (African-American/Hungarian) [American]

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Known as: Professional soccer/football player (Goalkeeper for Premier League’s Everton FC and the US National Team; Previously played for Manchester United, New York/New Jersey MetroStars)

Awards/Accolades: FIFA 2009 Confederations Cup Golden Glove; 2008 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year; 2003–04 PFA Premier League Team of the Year selection; 2001 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year; 2001 & 2002 MLS Best XI selection

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Erik Spoelstra (Dutch-Irish/Filipino) [American]

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Known as: Professional Basketball Coach (Head Coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat; First head coach of Asian descent in the four major North American sports leagues)

Awards/Accolades: 2012 NBA Championship; 2011 & 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Championship

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Brook Lopez (Cuban/White) [American]

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Known as: Professional Basketball Player (Plays Center for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets; Twin brother of Robin Lopez)

Awards/Accodlades: 2013 NBA All-Star, 2009 NBA All-Rookie First Team

More Information: NBA: Brook Lopez, CBS Sports: Behind the Screen: Brook Lopez, the man with two minds, Brook Lopez’s Wikipedia page

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Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: Jim Thorpe, Star Athlete

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Jim Thorpe (aka Bright Path) was born May 28, 1888. His father was of Irish and Sac and Fox Indian descent. His mother was French and Native American. Thorpe was raised as Sac and Fox in Oklahoma. Thorpe–who had a…

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