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#21 Pepperkorn

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

:noclue: I've posted it before - Boston is a racist place.
I don't know, but just doesn't feel as diverse as most other cities, yet it's diverse enough that white guilt doesn't prevail as it does in southern cities.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

NEWS FLASH: Idiots make ridiculous comments online!

This is a non-story :rolleyes:

Edit: Stop giving people like this attention. And for those who think this is just Boston, get real. Go on NJ.com and read the comments for any article. Stupid people like to voice stupid on the interwebs.

Edited by devlman, 26 April 2012 - 12:11 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

Hockey is for EVERYone.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

It wasn't Bruins fans throwing bananas at Wayne Simmonds in the preseason either. I don't know about this happening in thirty cities, but it's definitely much higher than one.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

It wasn't Bruins fans throwing bananas at Wayne Simmonds in the preseason either. I don't know about this happening in thirty cities, but it's definitely much higher than one.


or Habs fans throwing bananas at Kevin Weekes in the playoffs
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:32 PM

Disgraceful. They should be ashamed of themselves and the Bruins should make a public statement saying how they are disgusted in their fans.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

There's one thing to be an idiot ... There's plenty of those out there, but to be a VOCAL Racist idiot that right there deserves a Knock Out!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Ugly as it is, I would say it shows Boston's idiotic side. I'm sure that there would be fans in every city who would have those thoughts if their team was in Boston's position. That's bad enough. But the fact that you broadcast it to the entire world on Twitter? It even looks like some of those morons actually have their picture displayed with the comments.

These people are in for a very rude awakening if they're ever on the end of some kind of discrimination lawsuit. They could even be fired by their employer for fear of something like that.

People never cease to amaze me.


+1. Boston has a long history of racism with its sports teams. The Red Sox were the last team to integrate and many black athletes who've played there have experienced the pervasive racism throughout the city's sporting society. While many places, including NJ, would have fans saying the same thing as some of those idiots if Ward had scored the game winner on their team in a Game 7 OT, the difference is most of the racists in the other cities wouldn't be so open about it.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Another unfortunate part of this story: It is receiving a small amount national attention (more than the zero for most hockey news), and it is being extrapolated to hockey fans in general. Hockey is the least racially diverse of the regularly televised sports. It has fans that like fights. Incidents like this one feed into negative stereotypes about us and discourage outsiders from getting into the sport.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

Another unfortunate part of this story: It is receiving a small amount national attention (more than the zero for most hockey news), and it is being extrapolated to hockey fans in general. Hockey is the least racially diverse of the regularly televised sports. It has fans that like fights. Incidents like this one feed into negative stereotypes about us and discourage outsiders from getting into the sport.


It really shouldn't receive national attention. 40 people on twitter, which anyone can use nowadays, shouldn't and doesn't represent a whole city.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Disgraceful. They should be ashamed of themselves and the Bruins should make a public statement saying how they are disgusted in their fans.


http://bruins.nhl.co...s.htm?id=629757

Statement from the Boston Bruins:

"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

It really shouldn't receive national attention. 40 people on twitter, which anyone can use nowadays, shouldn't and doesn't represent a whole city.


"Shouldn't" isn't the same thing as "won't".

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

"Shouldn't" isn't the same thing as "won't".

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From that article said by Ted Leonsis...

"What these people have said and done is unforgivable. I hope they are now publicly identified and pay a huge price for their beliefs," he said. "There should be zero tolerance for this kind of hate mongering.


Completely disagree with this and he's blowing it out of proportion. These people should pay a huge price for their beliefs? What a joke. Nice to see the PC police are out in full force with some of this stuff.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 26 April 2012 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=629757

Statement from the Boston Bruins:

"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."



Well said. Thank you for posting this.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

+1. Boston has a long history of racism with its sports teams. The Red Sox were the last team to integrate and many black athletes who've played there have experienced the pervasive racism throughout the city's sporting society. While many places, including NJ, would have fans saying the same thing as some of those idiots if Ward had scored the game winner on their team in a Game 7 OT, the difference is most of the racists in the other cities wouldn't be so open about it.


dont try and tell devilinla that. he lived there for 18 years he knows better then you
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

From that article said by Ted Leonsis...



Completely disagree with this and he's blowing it out of proportion. These people should pay a huge price for their beliefs? What a joke. Nice to see the PC police are out in full force with some of this stuff.


Inartfully stated, but correct in principle. You want to say that kind of stuff and publicly disseminate it, don't be shocked if your employer gets a hold of it and summarily fires you.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

It's good the Bruins denounced the comments, but by doing so, they called more attention to it. Not neccassary. Morons like that should be ignored. It's the strongest statement you can make.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

Horrible that it happened and racism has no place anywhere. I'm not making excuses for the tweets but I wouldn't be shocked if the majority of them had more to do with alcohol consumption than real racism.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

dont try and tell devilinla that. he lived there for 18 years he knows better then you

I simply disagree, was not my experience living there.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=629757

Statement from the Boston Bruins:

"The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization."


This is awesome! Tip my hat to them.
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