The Black Ballerina

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Misty Copeland is a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.

Chris Hogan is the fastest wide receiver on one of the NFL’s best teams.

Yao Ming is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Auston Matthews was the NHL’s first overall draft pick in 2016.

Becky Hammon is an assistant coach with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

A black woman can be an accomplished ballerina. A white guy can play wide receiver in the NFL. A Chinese man can be one of the greatest basketball players ever.

A person whose mom was born in Mexico can be hockey’s most celebrated young player. A woman can coach men nearly two feet taller than her.

Our kids can be anything. They can forge their own path. Remember, it’s not what the world calls you; it’s what you answer to that matters.

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