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South Korea embraces Pittsburgh's Hines Ward

AP , SEOUL

Ward said his mother taught him that race wasn't important -- even though she typically had wanted him to marry a Korean woman. He called for understanding among people of all backgrounds when asked what he would tell Korean parents whose children want to marry foreigners.

"This world is not one race, we all live in a melting pot," Ward said. "You can learn a lot from someone else's culture and if two people love each other, then love has no color."

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