HDA's Chris George speaks on the bigotry he's sustained in hockey:

The Hockey Diversity Alliance, an initiative led by Black NHL players, was important in getting the league to delay video games last week as part of a player-led boycott after the authorities shooting of Jacob Blake. Chris George, the head of the advisory board for the alliance, played in the Ontario Hockey League years ago and endured bigotry in hockey himself. HDA's Chris George speaks on the bigotry he's withstood in hockey:

The Hockey Diversity Alliance, an effort led by Black NHL players, contributed in getting the league to hold off video games recently as part of a player-led boycott after the authorities shooting of Jacob Blake. Chris George, the head of the advisory board for the alliance, played in the Ontario Hockey League years back and sustained racism in hockey himself. Chris Glover consulted with George at the Hockey Hall of Fame. 4:23

The HDA had a list of concrete steps it desired the NHL to take, including a dedication to fund grassroots programs for minorities, funding for impactful social justice efforts, anti-racism education, targets for promoting Black people and companies and rule modifications to make the culture of the game more inclusive.

"We have waited numerous months for a reaction to the common sense HDA promise we proposed, and it is clear that the NHL is not prepared to make any measurable dedications to end systemic racism in hockey," the HDA stated in the statement.

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