Report: Charlie Strong acknowledged rumors he faced discrimination because of interracial marriage

First-year Louisville coach Charlie Strong watches his team and listens to assistants in the press box during action against Eastern Kentucky in their NCAA college football game at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

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Colin Kaepernick And ‘Post’ Post-Race America

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You remember: Barack Obama won the presidency, everyone was feeling all bloated with hope and the images of the Civil Rights era took on a shiny new hue, on the way from legend to prophecy. Eulogies for the recently deceased specter of racism met no sarcasm or derision; token blacks and browns everywhere suddenly, unimaginably belonged, like a stumble that becomes a part of a dance. We frolicked for a moment in the utopic playground of Post-Race America, where no one could see or respond to race because we were, you know, over it.

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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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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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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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Victor Cruz (Anniversary Month Rewind)

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Originally Featured: September 14, 2012

(Puerto Rican/African-American) [American]

Known as: Professional Football Player (Plays wide receiver for the New York Giants in the NFL; Known for his touchdown salsa dances; Spokesman for Campbell’s Chunky Soup; Wrote the book “Out of the Blue”)

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Arian Foster (African-American/Mexican) [American

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Known as: Professional Football Player (Running back for the NFL’s Houston Texans)

Awards/Accolades: 3-time Pro Bowl Selection; 2-time All-Pro Selection; NFL Rushing Leader in 2010

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