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02-21-2013, 06:05 AM
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This was just another example of the rampant, underlying racism among Canadians and hockey fans in particular. And the fact that there are people here arguing that "if we ignore it, it will go away" is just further proof of how deep some people have their heads buried in the sand. "We can't be racist. Canada never had slavery. Underground Railroad, etc..."
This kind of thing is exactly what Evander Kane was talking about when he says some of his criticism is race motivated. And of course, what happened when he said that? The "I'm not racist, I have black friends" brigade jumps all over him for speaking the truth. And just like in this thread, what happens when these anchors call out very specific examples of racism? We get ignorant (white) people telling them they should just keep quiet and ignore it.
And I fully expect this post to be deleted and to receive an infraction for speaking bluntly against the hockey zeitgeist.
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