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The CW's 'All American' Was Inspired by a True All-American


The story of All American, CW's hit series, is one that is truly American. It's the story of a young football player who works hard for his team —so hard that another coach notices and recruits him for his own team. But the move would mean going from where he grew up to a place where no one looks like him or grew up like him. Despite his skill, he's an outcast because of his background and he has to work ten times harder to prove himself. 

It's a story about overcoming adversity that takes a deep, hard look at privilege, racism, and the wealth gap. It takes a look at a reality that exists for many Americans. So just who is the show All American inspired by?