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Hines Ward Helps Bi-Racial Youths Deal With Discrimination In South Korea

Posted in International, News, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

HinesWardPittsburgh Steeler, and 2006 MVP, Hines Ward recently hosted a group of eight bi-racial Korean youths to discuss their stories of discrimination, taunts, and banishment they’ve received in South Korea. One teenager even re-told his attempt at suicide as an escape from the harsh treatment he’s received as an Amerasian. Sadly, according to statistics, children of mixed unions often end up in poverty and are prone to suicide due to how they are treated in Korean society.

Ward, who himself is Korean on his mother’s side and African-American on his father’s side, hopes to change the children’s perspectives as well as the people of Korea. To do this, he established the Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation; which fights to end racism against biracial Koreans.

“It’s a great culture. I love everything about it. But there’s a dark side to that culture. And me, I’m just trying to shed a light on that dark side and make Korea a better place than it already is.”

Wow. Sexy, athletic, and compassionate. He’s a triple threat! LINK

(Image courtesy of Michael Henninger)

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Amy Sedaris Walk Through For Feminine Hygiene

Posted in Entertainment, Television, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

ilikeyouHere’s funny lady Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) on Chelsea Lately recently promoting her new book “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence”. She teaches us about vaginal cleansing with a felt-like prop which is absolutely hilarious.

Both women crack me up, but I’m not sure about THIS SHIT HERE. Should we let this bitch slide because she has a screw loose? Why, Amy, why?Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Man Finds Racial Slur On Receipt

Posted in News, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

I occassionally look at my receipt after making purchases, but NEVER have I found what 22-year old Keith Slater of Kansas City, MO discovered on his receipt – “Cust: Dumb N****”.

The incident occurred when Keith returned a pair of shoes to a store called Journeys after finding a better price somewhere else. Only after receiving his refund and upon returning home did he see the slur printed on the receipt. “He couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. None of us got any sleep just thinking about it, “ Keith’s mother Linda said.

The family is still awaiting an explanation as to how this could have happened, but they have yet to receive one as the employee and the incident is currently being investigated by Journeys’ corporate office. I hope they get an answer soon because this is absolutely unacceptable. Link! (via CNN)

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