dfrancis Posted June 4, 2010 Report Share Posted June 4, 2010 Why is what is essentially racism accepted in hockey? Imagine if you were to go in to work tomorrow, and tell your boss they should fire all the "foreigners" and hire "good Canadian boys" like we hear all the time in hockey? I'm not saying the league should mandate affirmative action or anything like that, but I just find it strange that people who aren't explicitly racist in their normal daily lives are very racist when it comes to hockey, and many are convinced that a Canadian player with equal skill to a player from another country is better because of "Canadian heart" or whatever TSN preaches around World Junior time. Sure, the average Canadian fan might have more "heart" than the average American fan, but I'm not convinced that there is some intangible Canadian heart quality that puts Canada above the rest at hockey. Without a doubt, Canada is the best hockey nation in the world, but it's not that people from Canada are inherently good hockey players, just that more people play in Canada and have better opportunities for development. I just don't get it, how suggesting that people from one country are inherently better would be completely ridiculous in real life, but in hockey it's OK. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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