I took several years of dance lessons that included ballet, tap and jazz. They helped a great deal with body control, balance, a sense of rhythm, and timing.
Now, I'm not here because I was that good. I'm here because of the people around me made me that good.
When I was in college there was a girls' flag football league. The girls were extremely aggressive.
Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed.
I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.