An internal demographics study by the NHL has found that over 83 percent of its workforce is white, and that men make up over 61 percent of those employed by the league and its 32 franchises.
90 percent of players on the ice are white, and nearly all coaches, officials, and referees are white men, which apparently is a big no-no to the NHL, which has hired a new woke minister to create “strategy” to hire more “diverse” staff.
The NHL has declared a crisis because it has too many white people.
Not that I watch a lot of hockey, but the NHL is another sport we will witness the left destroy.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 19, 2022
“The whole purpose behind doing a workforce study is to provide a baseline: a fact-based baseline so that you can begin to develop very intentional and specific strategies around where you need to hire, how you need to hire, how you need to improve your brand,” Kim Davis, the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact, growth, and legislative affairs said, according to the Associated Press. “This is a good start, but there’s a ways to go.”
The NHL will now begin sending out race and gender report cards from the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports.
The internal review will now be used by the NHL’s board of governors and its internal committees to help it diversify. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the data will be used to create new policies that will shape the future of the product and to make the “greatest impacts in the years to come.”
Davis also said that steps were being taken to diversify, but that there was more work to be done, and that change could be uncomfortable for some.
“You can’t expect to recruit (Black, Indigenous and people of color) folks to work in the league if you don’t at the same time have your stadium fan code of conduct underway so people feel like the sport is really serious about growing the fan base,” she said. “You also have to make sure that you are reaching out to the communities from a youth participation perspective, so all of those efforts are underway.”
Bettman wrote the league is “committed to reckoning with those difficult moments as opportunities to demonstrate our values and create a better future.”