REFUGEE ALL-STARS - BANANA BOATS TO BALLERS
No one could've imagined in the mid 90s that some of the best young athletes in the NBA and NFL today are Haitian. In honor of Haitian Heritage Month (May), this episode is dedicated to those who overcame prejudice, mistreatment and abuse to achieve their goals.
However, in recent years, more and more young Haitians are reaching the professional level in basketball and football. Some of the best players in the NBA and NFL are Haitian. For those of us who grew up when Haitians were looked down upon as the worst of the worst, it is a proud moment to witness these athletes reach the mountaintop in pro sports.
From Naomi Osaka to Benedict Mathurin, this episode is dedicated to the current generation of Haitian athletes and their forerunners who overcame bullying and mental and physical abuse to achieve their goals.
MUSIC BY: Mat Jeanius
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