- February 11, 2013
Hiring People Of Color Is Smart Business For the Chicago Blackhawks
The National Hockey League (NHL) has only 28 current players of black African descent. The team with the most is also the team with the current best record in the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks with 3! Goal tender Ray Emery, defenseman Johnny Oduya and forward Jamal Mayers have helped catapult the Hawks to a 10-0-2 record. The Hawks didn’t plan on being the NHL team with the most players of color because of any quota or affirmative action program. Instead, they did so because it was smart business. All three players have made major contributions to their success. This should serve a lesson to other clubs in the NHL as well as other sports. It should also serve notice to bureaucrats hell bent on more regulation. Instead, hiring people of color is smart business.