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*Two things about history: One, you can’t erase it just because you grow up; and two, you have a choice to repeat it or learn from it and move forward as best you can.

Former rapper turned respected Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg probably wishes his past could be erased … but knowing it can’t be done, he’s hoping it can at least be pardoned.

Do you believe in second chances? If you do, should they stop at Mark Wahlberg?

In case you are one of many people with a short memory, here’s a little history on Wahlberg. Not the actor he is today, the former racist terrorist and felon.

Before Mark became famous as an actor in films such as “Boogie Nights,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “The Departed” – the last of which garnered him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, he was just a reckless teen who enjoyed doing drugs, fronting his rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and being a racist bully who found a wicked sense of pleasure in activities like chasing down black schoolchildren while yelling racist slurs and throwing rocks at them; and beating people up (nearly blinding one man) just because, well, just because they weren’t white.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.

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