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'A N*gger in Net': Racism at the World Juniors

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The World Junior Hockey Championship has captivated Canadians again this holiday season. But the sight of Team Canada's goalie's skin colour was met with laughter, bemusement, confusion and contempt in Canada and abroad. Thankfully, the long-ignored vestiges of disdain for diversity in hockey have been gaining attention nationwide, in the USA, and across the pond as hockey fans and foes band together to address long-standing pressures that still blight the game.

Suspect Named In Racist Banana Incident

CP | Jim Kernaghan, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Police have charged a 26-year-old man over an apparent racial incident in which a banana was thrown on the ice while a black player was...

Banana Thrown At Black Player At NHL Exhibition Game

CP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada

LONDON, Ont. - Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds says he has experienced racism throughout his life and hopes what happened during a shootout ...