Ill have to agree with Lance Brinks (Diversity not a hockey issue, SN 4/5). The idea that hockey is somehow racist is absurd. Just because basketball is more accessible doesnt mean hockey is racist. There is no such thing as a black sport or a white sport.
There are many black hockey players. When I was a freshman at MSU, Anson Carter was the captain of the hockey team. He happens to be black as well as being one of my favorite NHL players. I like him not because hes black, but because hes a good player and a former Spartan.
The real racists in this country are the radical left. They have a cute trick, they support racist policy and if you disagree with them youre a racist. Theyve been pulling this stunt with affirmative action for years. R.B. Haley (Basketball more accessible, SN 4/4) is trying to do the same thing with hockey.
If you like basketball youre not a racist, but if you disagree with Haley and like hockey then you are a racist. Of course, enjoying basketball doesnt make you a racist; neither does enjoying hockey. But if you disagree with Haley and the left then you are a racist. Its utterly absurd.
When are we going to realize race doesnt matter? When will the liberals at MSU tire of complaining about racism that doesnt exist? When will we realize the dream of a colorblind society? It certainly wont happen as long as the left and Haley are spouting off on college campuses. Perhaps there is a racist hiding in Haleys refrigerator - he better go check.
I for one will support my alma mater, no matter what sport it happens to be playing. Perhaps Haley should get some school spirit. I think Haley would be much better served spending his time cheering for MSU rather than looking under rocks for racists that simply dont exist.