Flashback Thursday: Blake Griffin(African-American/Caucasian) [American]

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Known as: Professional Basketball Player (Plays for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers; 3-time NBA All-Star, 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Champion, 2009 Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year)
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T.J. Houshmandzadeh (African-American/Iranian (Persian)) [American]

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Known as: Professional Football Player (2007 Pro Bowl Selection; Played wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens & Oakland Raiders)

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Will Demps (African-American/Korean)

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Known as: Professional American football player & model (Played for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and Houston Texans)
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Shaka Smart (Afro-Trinidadian/White) [American]

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Known as: College Basketball Coach (Head Coach for the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams; Former Assistant Coach for the University of Florida, Clemson University, the University of Akron & California University; Reached the NCAA Final Four in his second year as head coach)

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The Power of Good People Crossing Racial Lines

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This is a great video. Very moving and well worth the few minutes to watch it. Shows the power of sports and of good people who are willing to cross “racial” and ethnic lines. See the video here.

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Jean Beausejour (Chiliean-Mapuche/Haitian) [Chilean]

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Known as: Professional Football (Soccer) Player (Currently plays for Wigan Athletic & the Chilean National Team; Previously played for Birmingham City, Club America, O’Higgins, Cobreloa & Gremio)
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Flashback Thursday: Hines Ward (Korean/African) [American (Born in Korea)]

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Known as: Retired Professional Football Player & Current TV Football Analyst (Played wide receiver for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelerss; TV Analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America”; Season 12 winner of “Dancing With The Stars”)

Awards/Accolades: Super Bowl XL MVP, 4-time Pro Bowl selection, 3-time Pittsburgh Steeler Team MVP, Pittsburgh Steeler all-time leader in receving touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards

Special Note: Created the “Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation”, a foundation to help mixed-race children in South Korea. To quote Hines, “I will make the struggle to end bi-racial discrimination my chief cause, for which I will devote my time and resources, both in the United States and Korea.”

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