When you hear about a woke sports league engaging in anti-white racism, you might think that it’s the NFL or NBA that’s to blame given how woke those sports leagues went during the George Floyd “mostly peaceful protests.”
But this time it wasn’t the NFL, NBA, or some woke college team that made it in the news for a discriminatory job summit posting, but rather the National Hockey League, which posted a job offering up on LinkedIn that the state of Florida determined to be “discriminatory.” That posting, which has since been deleted, began by saying, the Daily Wire reports:
“The NHL is proud to announce its first-ever Pathway to Hockey Summit launching during our 2023 All Star festivities in South Florida! The Pathway to Hockey Summit is a career event for diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey. The day will be filled with guest speakers and panelists, networking opportunities, and more!”
So far so good, though things quickly went off the rails, as the job posting then said, again according to the Daily Wire:
“If you are looking for your opportunity to meet with recruiters from the NHL League Office and at least 10 of our NHL teams, we welcome you to register. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend.”
In other words: whitey need not apply, particularly if you’re a straight man. Sadly, companies now feel comfortable openly posting such things.
But Governor DeSantis of Florida isn’t comfortable with such discrimination nor does he want it to be tolerated in his state, so his spokesman, Bryan Griffin, shredded the NHL’s woke job posting in a statement, saying:
“Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic. We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity.”
Continuing, the statement then said, “We call upon the National Hockey League to immediately remove and denounce the discriminatory prohibitions it has imposed on attendance to the 2023 ‘Pathway to Hockey’ summit.”
The National Review, commenting on how this statement comes alongside other fronts that DeSantis has opened in the war on wokeness, his top priority so far, noted that:
Governor DeSantis has made combatting wokeness and recapturing institutions that have been hijacked by progressive ideology the cornerstone of his leadership agenda. Last week, DeSantis appointed six new members to the New College of Florida’s Board of Trustees, directing the new conservative majority to reorient a public university that has been led astray by progressive ideologues in recent years. As an additional measure, DeSantis ordered all colleges that receive state funding to report their spending on DEI and critical race theory.
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