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Canadian player hears the call of the Wild

Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba is one of two Black Canadians playing for the Minnesota Wild this season. The 20-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2012 NHL Draft and was called up from the minors in mid-January for the second time in as many seasons by the parent club.­­­­­­­­­ Continue Reading →

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Bruins fans’ racist tweets crossed a hate line

Overlooked last week due to the released taped ramblings of the Los Angeles Clippers owner and its aftermath was the real-time racist bashing of Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, who scored the winning goal in the first game of his team’s playoff series against Boston. Spoiler alert: Subban is Black. The Bruins fans, who I wouldn’t venture too far off target by identifying as mostly Whites, went social media headhunting. They didn’t just cross the line but Evel Knievel-like jumped over it and crashed headlong into racist canyon. “The tweets were ugly, profane, and if they didn’t directly reference the colour of Subban’s skin, they used the hashtag of the n-word as emphasis,” wrote Canadian-based Amanda Kelly of Global News. Continue Reading →

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