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    Hines Ward started the Helping Hands Foundation more than three years ago to end racism against bi-racial Koreans.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has some special visitors in town this weekend as he is playing host to eight bi-racial children from Korea.

    They're part of the Helping Hands Foundation that Ward started more than three years ago to end racism against bi-racial Koreans.

    "There's nothing wrong with being bi-racial, of a mixed race," said Ward. "That's what I try to preach and tell them."

    It's the third time the star Steeler has brought bi-racial Korean kids to Pittsburgh.

    He teaches them to have hope and self-esteem and that it's okay to be bi-racial. And it looks like he's having some big success with the program.

    "I came to America one year ago," said program participant Jamie Boyd. "I got my GED and I started college."

    Boyd now goes to college in Spokane, Washington. It's an opportunity she probably wouldn't have had before Ward started his program.

    "I found out that there's so many other people that care about us," she said. "And we could do it if we try."

    Ward says he's trying to change attitudes in Korea about bi-racial people, and he may be having success.

    "We just passed some laws that had mixed actually accepted into the military," he said. "For so long it was always - regardless of what race - they always believed in 100 percent pure race."

    Ward vows to continue to use his celebrity on the football field to push for more reforms and more opportunities for the bi-racial kids of Korea.

    The visiting children will be at Heinz Field on Sunday, cheering on the Steelers against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Following the football game, they will head to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and then New York City where they will see the Statue of Liberty and learn more about a country that is a racial and ethnic melting pot.
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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has some special visitors in town this weekend as he is playing host to eight bi-racial children from Korea.

    They're part of the Helping Hands Foundation that Ward started more than three years ago to end racism against bi-racial Koreans.
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    Almost brings a tear to my eyes. You know my heritage, Nky.

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    Almost brings a tear to my eyes. You know my heritage, Nky.
    Yea... You were born in Guatamala City and raised by a pack of wolves in South Compton in Los Angeles... Right?!....
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    Yeah but you're not supposed to tell the forums members!

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    Yeah but you're not supposed to tell the forums members!
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    Yep I remember hearing about the work he was doing there a while ago. Just one more reason he's one of the best guys in the NFL. Proud to have him!


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    ouch I would rather be known as wolf boy

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    Hines is the kind of person we should all strive to be more like. He is an MVP on and off the field.
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