National Hockey League, Everett, Hockey discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe

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People who looked like him playing the game. First time in my life, I saw, uh, black players playing in the NHL. Mike Greer, George Rock, um, on the Edmondson Oilers at the time, and it was It was a very, very cool experience fits you is the first to admit the National Hockey League has built a reputation as that old boy's club. Currently, there are 26 black players about 3% of the 800 on NHL rosters. How come there are more? There are a lot of different factors, but but I think now the NHL has really been embracing diversity more in the hockey world. Indents in general has been embracing diversity and tryingto foster more people of color. More minority. So when tied like Wiki and the Seattle crack and showed fits you their plans for inclusion and diversity and growing the sport. He was more than excited about the possibilities. I think the secret for for us and for the Seattle crack into survive is going to be building that culture that foundation that not only You find in the locker room, but also like I said, in the front office with our outreach to the community and and talking to people and making everyone feeling welcome to become a cracking as broadcaster for a team that's still a year away from playing. Everett's job could entail Web interviews and public speaking. Pitcher tells me he's been treated fairly while calling hockey at Bowling Green University, Youngstown and Cincinnati, Ohio. He understands there could be some negative comments from fans, but not because he's black, he says. Can I do the job? Great. That's all that matters. Regardless of what role I have with the team. I can promise you that that opening night 2021 is going to be the best night of my life Already. I'm Bill's warts. Comeau News. Welcome to Town Average. Prince Harry says it will take every single person on the planet to defeat racism. The prince offered that view in an interview for the color of Change Initiative. A clip of the interview with US civil rights leader Rashad Robinson was released on Instagram over the weekend, Harry said, quote it's going to take every single one of us not just down to the black community. Individual results. Very exclusions apply. Imagine feeling the freedom of 2020 vision without the hassle of glasses and contacts. Well,.

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