Hines Ward is biracial. He was born in South Korea. His mother is Korean, and his father is black.

Ward is also a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the winner of this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition. He established the Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation, which provides educational programs to inner-city children as well as help biracial children facing discrimination in South Korea.

MSNBC recently conducted a Q & A with Ward. Enjoy!