11-Year-Old Sebastien De La Cruz Is an Inspiration to Kids Facing Racism

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[Editor's Note: Even if you don't follow the NBA finals, you need to check out the 11-year-old sensation who sang the national anthem two nights last week. Sebastien De La Cruz first sang at last Tuesday night's game in San Antonio, Texas. People made racist comments about the Mexican-American boy dressed in a mariachi outfit, but the real story is how he responded gracefully and was invited back to sing again. Like many watchers, Monica at Mommy Maestra is inspired by Sebastien. Check out what she says. --Grace]

Sebastien took his turn singing the national anthem at game 3 of the NBA Finals in his hometown of San Antonio. Once again, his beautiful voice has moved me to tears. He seems to be embody the hope and possibility found within all of our children. A bright future where their talents are supported and applauded, and their amazing contributions are appreciated.

Image Credit: ABC News

Missed the half-time show? Watch the video below, and tell us what you think. Oh, and by the way, Happy Flag Day!

News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.


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