Signed jerseys of professional athletes adorn the walls of Room 167 at Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in east-end Toronto. The jerseys were all worn by former students of Birchmount’s Exceptional Athletes Program (BEAP). Below those…
Wayne Simmonds was the victim of a thoughtless act last week but has now found himself embroiled in more controversy.
Racism is a topic that deeply disturbs me; I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about it and why it exists. I try my best to see what could lead an individual down that path mentally.
The Wayne Simmonds banana peel (or full-banana) throwing incident that occurred during Thursday night’s contest in London, Ont., between the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red wings is proof Canada doesn’t exist in a vacuum when it comes to racism.
It was a stupid and cowardly act from one out of 7,427 in attendance at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont.
Racism is still a facet of life that can show it’s ugly face from time to time and the incident Thursday night at the John Labatt Centre in London, On. was the latest example of how society still has room to grow.
A day after being targeted in a racist incident at an NHL pre-season game, Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, who is black, has left the past behind him.