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Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby JS© on Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:54 pm

...for allegedly using racial word towards South Carolina Stingrays defenseman Scooter Vaughn.

@Shawn_Rine wrote:Keven Veilleux has been suspended indefinitely by the Wheeling Nailers for alleged use of racial slur to Scooter Vaughan today.

Nailers co-owner Tim Roberts: 'I'm horrified, disgusted and it will not be tolerated.'


https://twitter.com/Shawn_Rine/status/2 ... 8368727040

https://twitter.com/Shawn_Rine/status/2 ... 8314638337
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby JS© on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:37 pm

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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby nocera on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:44 pm

How does this still happen?

In related news, we went to the Nailers game this past Saturday against the Royals. Had a great time.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby yubb on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:54 am

How does racism still happen? Easy, everyone is racist.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:17 am

Good for the Nailers - it looks like this is a team-mandated suspension, not a league suspension.

Also, I've never met anyone over the age of five that is called Scooter. Making fun of his name - not his race - would have been sufficient.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:36 am

You don't hang out with Scooter Libby?
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby ShipHockey7 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:33 am

yubb wrote:How does racism still happen? Easy, everyone is racist.



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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby nocera on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:32 pm

yubb wrote:How does racism still happen? Easy, everyone is racist.


Even though I disagree with this, I'm also not naive enough to believe there aren't racist people. What I can't believe is that those racist people still don't understand that it's not okay to spew racists remarks.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby yubb on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:11 am

I believe there are more racist people than not. And I'm talking mild to moderate racism, not just hanging someone from a tree or burning a cross. I'm also talking about all racism, not just white people hating black people. All countries, all people, they have derogatory words for each other. Therefore it's no surprised to me that this stuff happens.

What is surprising is that people think racism is scarce. Maybe on the sanitized television we watch it's scarce, but outside of that it's not. And in general, the mild to moderate racism I don't think is that bad.

"I told that kraut a ******* thousand times that I don't roll on Shabbos!" That's not nice, but it's not awful either. Putting pressure on people to stop that kind of behavior only leads to worse racism.

It is, however, pure racism if you gank the regular bottle of 'basco from Chipotle but leave the Chiptole version.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby JS© on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:04 pm

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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby Rylan on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:59 am

Theoretically racism does not necessarily mean hate.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby joopen on Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Rylan wrote:Theoretically racism does not necessarily mean hate.


Ok well this is still not me:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
Definition of RACISM
1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race


Are you racist? Because according to Doc, EVERYONE is racist so who cares just let it run rampant!

This is the same guy who used derrogatory gay slander because he thought it was funny.
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Re: Keven Veilleux suspended indefinitely by Nailers...

Postby yubb on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:34 am

Not sure where the gay slur took place, but all I, Doc and others are saying in this thread is "Why is anyone shocked that racism still exists?" It's rampant! It comes from all angles.

I also think "racism" is overblown and can take on different meanings. e.g. It's one thing to hang someone from a burning cross. It's something altogether different to say "Italians are loud". Both could be called racist.
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