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Racism in hockey happens too often

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By John MacKinnon It would be tempting, and perhaps convenient, to dismiss the incident in which an individual in London, Ont., threw a banana at black Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds during a pre-season NHL game last week.
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John Mackinnon explain the incident of Wayne Simmonds on the ice during a re season game. While playing, he had received a banana on the ice. The journalist shows how racism is often seen in the NHL. The reporter also deplores the lack of education and change, and also calls for action against it (dialogue, vigilance, and education), which we agree with.

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Bruins speak out against racist tweets directed at P.K. Subban

Bruins speak out against racist tweets directed at P.K. Subban | racism in hockey | Scoop.it
After thousands of racist tweets were directed at P.K. Subban Thursday night, the Bruins released a pointed statement speaking out against such acts.
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P.K. Subban is a hockey player for the Canadian of Montreal. During the playoffs against the Bruins of Boston many racist comment appeared on several twitter account after his game-winning goal. The journalist was right by showing the defense of the organization of the Bruins, because it demonstrates that the Boston Bruins organization did not take part in these racial slurs and that there is no place for these comments. 

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Evander Kane, P.K. Subban and the abundance of racism in the NHL

Evander Kane, P.K. Subban and the abundance of racism in the NHL | racism in hockey | Scoop.it
Hockey fans like to see themselves as a tolerant group, but recent history shows that the opposite is true in many cases. This needs to change.
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This article was created to monitor any racist activities or comments made against players in the NHL. With the visible minorities on the rise in the NHL, I would have to agree with the article on the premise that this is a growing concern. Furthermore, I agree with the presentation of the evidence, in a concise and clear manner. The reporter writer denounces any actions made by fans or commentators alike deemed as racist, and says that it is important that these events remain few and far between, which I would agree with. 

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Canadiens' P.K. Subban target of racist tweets

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The Boston Bruins are denouncing fans who made racist comments via social media after Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban scored the winning goal in a 4-3 double-overtime win on Thursday night.
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The journalist showed the point of view of the Montreal population on how they think the racist comments against Subban was unacceptable. We can see some reference of what Therrien thought of it, and the reporter did a good job of showing the classy way in which the Montreal Canadiens organization responded to these comments.

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Does Hockey Have a Problem with Racism?

Does Hockey Have a Problem with Racism? | racism in hockey | Scoop.it
Evander Kane leveled a harsh charge at the sport of hockey and the National Hockey League when he told The Hockey News that much of the criticism he has received is race related...
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Evander Kane is the star forward of the Winnipeg Jets. During the offseason, he posted a photo of him beside stacks of American Currency, which received a lot of negative comments, which he called racial hate on the part of the media. While any photo lke this will draw negative reactions, I do think that it was linked to his origins, contrarily to what the article claims. However, the article concludes by saying that action should be taken to end this hateful activity, which is something most sensible people can agree on.

 

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