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Sheila C. Johnson: Joel Ward and the Hypocrisy of Racism in Sports

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

In 1958, winger Willie O'Ree became the first African American athlete to play in the NHL. Which team was responsible for breaking the color barrier? The Boston Bruins.
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Racist tweet storm about Joel Ward after Bruins’ loss to Capitals is another ugly mark for NHL

Sports : The Early Lead (2 years ago)

The NHL may have more than two dozen black players, but that fact was lost in the torrent of racist tweets targeted at Joel Ward after his overtime goal for the Washington Capitals eliminated the Boston Bruins from the playoffs Thur... Read Post

High School Students In New England Face Suspension From Team Activity For Racist Joel Ward Tweets [Racism]

Sports : Deadspin (2 years ago)

After Joel Ward of the Washington Capitals eliminated the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we showed you the racist underbelly of Twitter as users strained to find new and interesting ways to insult a black man. Not only... Read Post

NHL Player?s Retort to Intolerance: ?Hockey Is for Everybody?

Sports : The Daily Fix - WSJ.com (2 years ago)

After Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward scored his game-winning overtime goal to knock the Boston Bruins out of the playoffs, it didn't occur to him that some angry Boston fans would respond with racist tweets. Read Post


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