Racism in Hockey

I decided to make my poem about a particular incident that occurred in the NHL a few years ago. I chose this particular event because in my opinion it was one of the more serious incidents the league has seen. I took statements from a Fox News article that were most meaningful and could convey the same message as the entire article. The article aggravated me due to the fact that there were fans who were insulting/making fun of someone who was just trying to do their job and play a sport. The player had done nothing wrong and was being bullied just because of the color of his skin. Hockey and all other sports, should be able to be played by everyone in a safe environment.

5 thoughts on “Racism in Hockey”

  1. Hey Owen! I really like your found poem, and the message that you’re portraying through it. I like that you wrote about something that you are passionate about. It has a really good message, and its simplicity helps to get your point across.

    1. Hey Owen, I enjoyed taking a loo at your found poem because we both made a poem from something we are passionate about. In sports there are so many forms of racism and throughout the world it is clear to everyone that racism is present. Like you said, all sports should be played in a safe environment but unfortunately, racism is most definitely present. The racism in sports has definitely went down throughout the years but as the years pass, racism is not getting shut down, it is getting hidden. Many professional leagues are not punishing racist supporters and comments, they are hiding them so it will not make their franchise look bad to the public. Racism is a terrible thing and there is no room for it throughout the world and in sports.

      1. Hi Owen! I really enjoyed your found poem and how you laid it out. It creates a feeling of falling. The message is clear, right to the point and it works well. Like Paige said as well, it’s great that you are writing about something you are passionate about; and it shows in your poem. Great job!

  2. Hey Owen, Im a huge fan of hockey, go Blackhawks! I think your poem really conveys your point that no matter what sport you’re playing theres always gonna be racism. I think the words you chose to put in your poem are very meaningful. I think by putting in “Basketball, Basketball, Basketball” really proves in sports that racism is till here but in other forms. Putting stigmas on black and white people how much sport they should be playing is just ignorance. Great job!

  3. Hey Owen, Im a huge fan of hockey, go Blackhawks! I think your poem really conveys your point that no matter what sport you’re playing theres always gonna be racism. I think the words you chose to put in your poem are very meaningful. I think by putting in “Basketball, Basketball, Basketball” really proves in sports that racism is till here but in other forms. Putting stigmas on black and white people on what sport they should be playing is just ignorance. Great job!

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