Opponents of interracial relationships claim that people who are involved interracially lose touch with their communities, are too weak or too self centered to stand up for marginalized and disadvantaged people, and can't be role models for the next generation. Let's make a list of all those people who made a difference eventhough they were/are involved with or married to non-black women or non-white men. Let's show respect where it's due no matter if they are historical persons, celebrities or the man/woman next door. And if you want to brag about your own activities - please don't be shy and use this space to do so! Frederick Douglass and his wife Helen Pitts Frederick Douglass was probably the most prominent abolitionist and reformer, his wife Helen Pitts was active in the women's rights movement. Thurgood Marshall and his Filipina wife Cecile Suyat Thurgood Marshall was appointed Chief counsel for the NAACP who won 29 out of the 32 civil rights cases he argued before the Supreme Court, among them Brown v. Board of Education (outlawed racial segregation of public education facilities), Shelley v. Kraemer (granted the right to purchase and own property), Smith v. Allwright (opened primary elections to voters of all races) and Browder v. Gayle, (ending the practice of segregation on buses and ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott). Cecile worked as a secretary for the NAACP. Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren They established several charitable and youth projects, among them the Tiger Woods Foundation which provides university scholarships for disadvantaged children, and the Tiger Woods Learning Center which offers day and after school programs, summer programs, weekend and community outreach programs and online learning programs to improve skills in reading, math, science and technology.