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Canada How Don Cherry resisted Canada’s brownface

09:51  14 november  2019
09:51  14 november  2019 Source:   macleans.ca

Online backlash against Don Cherry for comments on immigrants and Remembrance Day

  Online backlash against Don Cherry for comments on immigrants and Remembrance Day TORONTO — Hockey commentator Don Cherry is in the limelight yet again, this time for complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day. The 85-year-old Cherry said on Saturday on his weekly Coach's Corner segment as part of Hockey Night in Canada that he's less frequently seeing people wearing poppies anymore to honour fallen Canadian soldiers — and he singled out those he believes are immigrants in Toronto, prompting a swift online backlash."You people ... you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that," Cherry said.

Erica Ifill: Canadian hockey and Don Cherry walked hand in hand for 40 years without noticing that they lost an entire generation of highly diverse viewers.

Don Cherry is the Canadian , conservative version of Colin Kaepernick. His comments on the evening of Nov. Hand in hand, Canadian hockey and Cherry resisted the evolution of this country—its new brownface and its digital progressiveness—for a long time until we’d had enough…and we’ve

a group of football players posing for a picture: Team Cherry coach Don Cherry, centre, assistant Brian Sutter, back right, and Jakob Chychrun, right, who plays for the OHL's Sarnia Sting, leave the ice after a team photo before the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 28, 2016. (CP/Darryl Dyck)© Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. Team Cherry coach Don Cherry, centre, assistant Brian Sutter, back right, and Jakob Chychrun, right, who plays for the OHL's Sarnia Sting, leave the ice after a team photo before the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 28, 2016. (CP/Darryl Dyck)

Erica Ifill is the co-founder and co-host of the Bad + Bitchy podcast, which discusses politics, pop culture and social issues from an intersectional feminist lens.

Don Cherry is the Canadian, conservative version of Colin Kaepernick. His comments on the evening of Nov. 9 have positioned him to become a martyr for right-wing zealots, proof of political correctness run amok. We know this song; we’ve heard it on repeat, and frankly, it’s tiresome.

Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant comments

  Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant comments Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant commentsSportsnet president Bart Yabsley says Cherry's comments are offensive and discriminatory.

Donald Stewart Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian former ice hockey commentator. He is also a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and National Hockey League

TORONTO - Hockey commentator Don Cherry has elevated his running feud with Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke. Cherry ripped Burke during his Coach' s Corner segment on It' s the only organization in Canada that cheers when Canada loses and it' s an absolute shame.

The difference, however, is that Kaepernick held a quiet protest, taking a knee during the American national anthem prior to his football games in demonstration against police brutality and the killing of unarmed Black men. Don Cherry is, well, a bigot. His ramblings were not in protest of something. Instead, they were the angry rant of a white man, well past his prime, who felt that immigrants owed him. Therefore, that debt of gratitude could only be demonstrated by wearing a poppy. Cherry’s views about immigrants (read: foreign people of colour) leave one wondering why he received so much fanfare and an unrestricted platform to spew his hateful bile.

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Enter the CBC.

Before landing at Rogers’ Sportsnet, Cherry had the blessing of the CBC for 34 years. There, Cherry had a national platform for his bigoted views, which was backed by taxpayers’ dollars. In a way, the CBC, as a national broadcaster, forced groups maligned by Cherry to fund his derision of them. In 2004, CBC actually ranked Don Cherry as the seventh greatest Canadian of all time for their mini-series The Greatest Canadian (he even out-ranking Wayne Gretzky, who barely cracked the top 10).

Don Cherry rant 'way off base' but firing unfortunate, say some at Toronto rink

  Don Cherry rant 'way off base' but firing unfortunate, say some at Toronto rink A handful of people at a downtown rink say it's unfortunate that Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry has been fired, but all agree his "You people" comments about new immigrants should not have been said. Billy Scott, a hockey dad, right, says: 'It's Don Cherry, you gotta love him. He is hockey.' A handful of people at a downtown rink say it's unfortunate Don Cherry has been fired, but all agree he shouldn't have made the "You people" comments about immigrants.

TORONTO - Don Cherry ' s wardrobes are overflowing. The "Hockey Night in Canada " fashion plate keeps all his eye-popping suits. Cherry , who still gets the material for his suits from Fabricland, has no idea how many suits or shirts he has. And he is grateful for his wife' s patience when it comes to his

Canadian hockey sportscasters Don Cherry and Ron MacLean in 2016. “I know in Canada we’re a country of immigrants and that’ s what we are. And that’ s where society’ s at now, [not] just in hockey but in every aspect of life. “I said how are they watching him, were they recording him somehow?”

Welcome to Canada.

Immigrants may be the backbone of our country, as goes one of the platitudinal phrases politicians throw around these days. However not all immigrants are treated equal. White immigrants are assumed to belong and to espouse Canadian values, while immigrants of colour are thought to be threats to the national fabric, needing to be regulated by the state through tip lines for barbaric practices or having to scrub their identities through secularism bills. Through Cherry’s comments, many immigrantsand children of immigrantswere reminded that we still aren’t Canadian enough.

Though it seems as though Cherry’s derision of immigrants extends to any and all, regardless of skin colour (you’ve got to love equal opportunity xenophobia), his previous actions belie that conclusion. Cherry’s history of maligning hockey players from other countries that aren’t Canadian is no secret. While many of these players, like the Sedin twins and Markus Näslund have raised families and made homes in Canada, yet Cherry still has mocked their style of play as “un-Canadian.”

Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey

  Canucks' Horvat: Cherry's comments have 'no place' in hockey Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat agrees with Sportsnet's decision to fire Don Cherry after the longtime host of "Coach's Corner" went on a divisive rant about immigrants not wearing poppies during his most recent segment on Saturday. "He's been in the game for a long time and he's been around, but at the same time hockey's supposed to bring people together and there's no place for stuff like that," Horvat said, according to CBC's Eva"He's been in the game for a long time and he's been around, but at the same time hockey's supposed to bring people together and there's no place for stuff like that," Horvat said, according to CBC's Eva Uguen-Csenge.

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Love him or hate him but Don Cherry is undeniably one of Canada ' s most well known personalities thanks to his unabashed comments and, of course, his suits.Over the course of his career, the “Coach's C

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What makes a Canadian?

That’s the question at the heart of this controversy. Throughout his rant, Don Cherry echoed the dog whistles of the far right: “you people” is code for “the other,” meaning people who don’t belong. It’s a constant reminder that no matter how long we are here, or how “Canadian” we become, we are still just visiting in the eyes of the white majority in Canada—and we’re to be kicked out whenever we get out of hand or don’t follow the rules as closely as people like Don Cherry deem necessary. Make no mistake: when Cherry mentioned people in Mississauga and downtown Toronto, it was code for non-white.

Support for Cherry has largely been divided down political lines, despite the fact that many believe that Cherry’s views on hockey and his value as a talking head were increasingly outdated, which points to Canada’s increasing political polarization. It’s a signal to those who are inclined to believe that their “way of life”their whitenessis “under attack.” In reality, the browning of Canada has been happening slowly for decades, it is only now, after being asked to adjust to this demographic, that they notice.

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  Nazem Kadri Thinks People Took Don Cherry’s Comments ‘Out Of Context’ https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x nxfr autoPlay= It doesn't seem like this whole Don Cherry situation isn't going anywhere anytime soon. And naturally players and coaches alike have begun chiming in. Cherry was firedAnd naturally, players and coaches alike have begun chiming in.

Don Cherry . –AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese, File. “I said how are they watching him, were they recording him somehow?” In recent years, though, Cherry had become a touchpoint in a changing Canada , as his commentary on Saturday nights grew more pointed, and more political.

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Supporters of Don Cherry believe in their own persecution complex and need a symbol to prove their confirmation bias, thus firing of Cherry has riled them. From the Islamophobia and xenophobia of the Yellow Vest movement in Canada to Wexit, (its founders have been known to promote white nationalist talking points), there have been a wave of sympathizers to these viewpoints, making them prime candidates for radicalization. And that’s what Don Cherry isa tool for white nationalist radicalization. So it’s only natural that Cherry appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News a day after he was axed. It’s a sympathetic network where his opinions are welcomed.

Enter damage control.

If you want to know why Sportsnet and the NHL’s condemnation of Don Cherry was so swift, it’s because the Canadian viewership of the NHL is declining. And although the NHL says it espouses diversity and inclusion, the evidence is scant. They are losing a generation of Canadian viewers; a viewership that is increasingly diverse and social media savvy, two things missing from hockey. While other sports have been able to capitalize on this generational transition, hockey refused to modernize just like Don Cherry did—he was a proud digital neophyte who once complained about having to answer emails.

Small group of Cherry supporters protest his firing outside Rogers headquarters

  Small group of Cherry supporters protest his firing outside Rogers headquarters TORONTO — About 20 people gathered peacefully outside Rogers headquarters on Wednesday afternoon to protest the firing of hockey commentator Don Cherry. Some Cherry supporters stood silently on the sidewalk with Canadian flags while others raised placards in the air. One sign said 'Cancel culture is wrong,' while another said, 'Rogers cancels Don, we cancel Rogers.' There were just as many media members as protesters on the downtown sidewalk outside the building.The event was organized in the aftermath of Sportsnet's decision to fire Cherry for his comments on "Coach's Corner" during last Saturday's "Hockey Night in Canada.

The Huffington Post Canada . What "Hockey Night In Canada " viewer hasn't wondered about the cost of Cherry ' s signature suits? Whether the fabric comes from couch cushions or window drapes, the price must be high enough for the CBC brass to take a look.

The Don Cherry ’ s Pet Foundation was formed due to Don ’ s vision of wanting to do more for those that have dedicated their lives to make Canada a more humane place for animals. We support organizations who provide animal welfare services; including shelters, adoptions and care, in addition to providing

Hand in hand, Canadian hockey and Cherry resisted the evolution of this country—its new brownface and its digital progressiveness—for a long time until we’d had enough…and we’ve certainly had enough. If I was a kid of colour contemplating playing hockey today, instead of wading through the bigoted muck that is Coach’s Corner, I would pick up a soccer or basketball where at least I’d know I wouldn’t have to defend my existence as a true Canadian.

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Ron MacLean says he doesn't believe former co-host Don Cherry is racist .
EDMONTON — Days after addressing Don Cherry's dismissal during a "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, sports broadcaster Ron MacLean says he doesn't believe his former co-host is a racist. MacLean, the long-time co-host of "Coach's Corner" with Cherry, is in Edmonton to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Alberta. Before receiving the degree, MacLean told reporters it's been a difficult time. Sportsnet fired Cherry onMacLean, the long-time co-host of "Coach's Corner" with Cherry, is in Edmonton to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Alberta.

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