Tuesday, April 11, 2006

See you again.

Well, Hines Ward is gone now. All we can do is wait and see how much the new-found enthusiasm toward diversity sticks, if at all.

In honor of his departure, here is my one Hines Ward encounter (sort of). While visiting Ewha University Tongdaemun Hospital, I encountered a banner that said this:
Hines Ward, This is the hospital where you had your beginning.
We are very proud of you.
하인즈 워드, 당신이 태어난 병원입니다. 당신이 자랑스럽습니다.
In fact, I saw the same banner in two different places. They were determined that he would see it. I wonder if St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach will ever put up such banners if I make the big time.

While in Pusan, I did happen to catch a TV show focusing on Hines Ward. He seemed very friendly and nice, a really good guy. The man is a devoted son, a hard worker, a good father, and a genuine charmer. All things Koreans have been (indirectly) taught for so long were less likely in a child of mixed heritage, particularly those of Black parentage. As I said before, the problem is ignorance, not malice. And Hines Ward—and his outspoken mother—are shaking the unfounded beliefs of the ignorant to the core.


  1. Everyone's talking about the biracial aspect of Hines' rags-to-riches story, but I'm just touched by the deep bond between mother and son. The photo of Hines hugging and kissing his mom warms my heart.


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