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12-16-2003, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Van
I fail to see how it is good for hockey when the whole point of getting rid of racism is not recognizing race at all...but recognizing these people as human beings.

As far as I see it, anytime race is payed attention to, be it "good intentions" or not, it proves that racism still exists.
That was exactly the point of my reply ....

If you ask a racial question, you have to expect that it could offend people... and therefore it was not right to ask it in the first place..

also we were making light of the African American phrase that he used because he chose those words to try to avoid other words that have stronger and racially attached connotations or may not be politically correct .. As these kids are Canadians and the other term is more relevant to an American Citizen born overseas..

and the point being its IRRELEVANT how many BLUE,GREEN or PURPLE guys are on the team....

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