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I’ve seen how peo­ple, on Twit­ter, have tweeted and said, Oh, you’re not full Black. But I’ve al­ways just had the con­fi­dence and be­lieved in who I am. And I’ve known that I’m Black. And I’m proud to be Black. And I’m proud to have a white mom too. I’m just proud of who I am.”

Chiefs QB and Su­per Bowl MVP Patrick Ma­homes to GQ mag­a­zine about crit­i­cism he has re­ceived as he has cham­pi­oned equal­ity on so­cial me­dia.

KIM KLEMENT/USA TODAY SPORTS

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