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Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Tim Thomasen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:17 am

Oh Jesus, Evander Kane thinks the criticism towards him by the Winnipeg media is racially motivated.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=415919

It couldn't be because your not preforming up to their standards, nah it has to be the color of your skin.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:08 am

Reflexively dismissing the possibility is not going to accomplish anything either.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:19 am

It was there before the season and he's 21. Not saying it is, but certainly not ruling it out.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:23 am

He should have never left Atlanta...
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:35 am

We should help him out and get him to Pittsburgh.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:36 am

Gaucho wrote:We should help him out and get him to Pittsburgh.


Would TK get it done?
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Tim Thomasen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:38 am

Anyways what makes all you think there's some truth to this? Its a honest question, personally I don't believe what he's saying and the media is being hard on him (possibly because of his attitude) but hey there could be some truth to this.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:38 am

columbia wrote:
Gaucho wrote:We should help him out and get him to Pittsburgh.


Would TK get it done?


ET is already there, so yes. Meh, throw in a 7th rounder.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Tim Thomasen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 am

columbia wrote:
Gaucho wrote:We should help him out and get him to Pittsburgh.


Would TK get it done?


No, have to include Boychuk to sweeten the deal.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:41 am

mikey287 wrote:He should have never left Atlanta...


not only is Atlanta a "chocolate city" (heard it described this way recently) but the Thrashers had 1 beat reporter where the Jets have several. sorry Evander but YOU wanted to play in a "hockey city" and this is what it's like.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby joopen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:43 am

Maybe it had to do with his idiotic picture he took with stacks of money in Vegas while the NHL was locked out and the player were whining about not making enough money. I'm pretty sure stupid ranks higher than race for the hate there.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:45 am

Tim Thomasen wrote:
mikey287 wrote:He should have never left Atlanta...


Lol.

Anyways what makes allf you think there's some truth to this? Its a honest question, personally I don't believe what he's saying and the media is being hard on him (possibly because of his attitude) but hey there could be some truth to this.


I don't know if it is true or not, I'm just saying that a statement like that should not be easily dismissed.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Tim Thomasen wrote:
mikey287 wrote:He should have never left Atlanta...


Lol.

Anyways what makes allf you think there's some truth to this? Its a honest question, personally I don't believe what he's saying and the media is being hard on him (possibly because of his attitude) but hey there could be some truth to this.


I don't know if it is true or not, I'm just saying that a statement like that should not be easily dismissed.

Well, I feel bad for Tangradi then.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby meow on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Ahh, racism. My favorite topic.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:55 pm

Definitely possible. Being black in hockey is probably rarer than homosexual players. There does seem to be racist tones out there that black players shouldn't be in the league. Now if the media is perpetuating it is something I do not know, but there is racism in hockey and is has been shown a few times over the past few years.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:33 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Tim Thomasen wrote:
mikey287 wrote:He should have never left Atlanta...


Lol.

Anyways what makes allf you think there's some truth to this? Its a honest question, personally I don't believe what he's saying and the media is being hard on him (possibly because of his attitude) but hey there could be some truth to this.


I don't know if it is true or not, I'm just saying that a statement like that should not be easily dismissed.


As someone who studies prejudice and discrimination and its effects on individual work performance and motivation, I agree. A material aspect of the problem here is that, once again, an incredibly complex issue has been reduced to a simple soundbite that triggers general reactions among people. These general reactions are inappropriate in their simplicity, especially in that they can't consider the historical societal overtones vis-a-vis the individual's situation. The "truth" isn't really a yes or no proposition.

Not trying to be a schenndisturber, and I'm certainly not criticizing anyone here. I'm just asserting that generalizations about the topic and the people involved (both the allegedly prejudged and/or discriminated against and the alleged perpetrators of such) aren't helpful.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:51 pm

The problem is that saying something is racially motivated is like crying wolf.

Not to bring politics into it, but many people have claimed Republicans oppose President Obama because they don't like his skin color and thats just absurd. Or they don't support amnesty because they're racists, or that the NRA is the new KKK.

So many trivial things are cast that way that people being rolling their eyes when something legitimately prejudicial is happening.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Fire0nice228 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:07 pm

I dont like Evander Kane because of his stupid Vegas tweet and his 'look at me look at me Cash Money Billionaires ' haircut. If you take those two things and throw in his other issues (rumors) of skipping out restaurant bills and things of that nature..well yeah..some people might not like you very much.

He'll probably be traded within a year or two at this rate.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:08 pm

And the Jets will get fleeced on that deal.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:26 pm

This is a pretty good article. Winnipeg may not be uncomforable with his skin color. But they are uncomfortable with his big man swag....

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/evander-kane-race-problem-winnipeg-183115925--nhl.html
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby BigMcK on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:02 pm

He's black? I just thought he is a compensated player in the NHL playing for the Jets. It never occurred to me to care what color skin he has. Am I in the wrong for not caring? Should I care that I don't care?
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:36 pm

I really don't have an issue with the Winnipeg rank and file fans having an issue with his ridiculous haircut, nor with his flaunting his giant stacks of bills on Twitter. I'd be lying if I said that "YOUNG MONAYYYYYY" thug crap doesn't irritate me as well. So yes, in that respect, maybe that product of his race has led to that criticism.

That being said, if he was producing and having a good season, people would overlook that and cheer him loudly. But because he has been underwhelming, you have to focus on other stuff..
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:00 pm

Really, haircuts and taking a picture of himself in Vegas with wads of cash are problems? Seems like silly things to take offense with.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Rylan wrote:Really, haircuts and taking a picture of himself in Vegas with wads of cash are problems? Seems like silly things to take offense with.


To a lot of us yes. To working-class hockey fans in Winnipeg, maybe not so much.
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Re: Evander Kane: Criticism towards me is racially motivated

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:10 pm

He seems cool though. NO reason to be angry.
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