Emmitt Smith Bothered By White Roots
Emmitt in his football heyday
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 17:15 GMTLOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Being white can be disappointing to a black man.
Thats what NFL legend Emmitt Smith discovered while studying his ancestry on Who Do You Think You Are?, a show that helps celebrities track down their history and heritage.
There had been rumors of white ancestry in his family and in going through his bloodline, Smith discovered that its true.
This wasnt the best news, however, since he found out one of his ancestors was a white slave owner.
He laments, What bothered me the most is how my white ancestors treated my black ancestors. They looked at them like cattle. Like less than horses.
Despite the disappointing revelation, Smith is glad his heart doesnt feel that evil, because those were different times.
Fans of the tough athlete will be surprised to see how emotional and teary-eyed he gets on the episode, airing this Friday (Mar. 12) on NBC.