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Akim Aliu’s Account of Racism Pushes Hockey to Search Its Soul

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Akim Aliu, a former National Hockey League player, gave a harrowing account this week in The Players’ Tribune about his experiences with racism in the sport. Aliu’s unusually frank post — in which he challenged the culture of the sport and named his tormentor — intensified a debate within the hockey community about efforts to diversify.