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Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 2 months ago

How come more black people aren’t into Hockey?

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  • 2 months ago

    Hockey is an expensive sport to play. Equipment is expensive and ice time is expensive.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Why do people always question why not many blacks (or other non whites) don’t do a certain sport, but no one ever says “Why aren’t there more white people in athletics / boxing/ basketball/ football etc ?” 

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Basketball, baseball, and football are their sports. Hockey is a Canadian or cold weather sport. Black people tend not to live in large numbers in cold climates.

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They are not into winter sports.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Owing to numerous socioeconomic factors, Black people in the United States and Canada are predominantly poor.  Hockey is not a sport that predominantly poor people can afford to play.  Hockey is expensive.  Unlike sports like basketball, which can be played with little more than a hoop and a ball, and soccer, which can be played with little more than just a ball, Hockey, to even be able to play it, requires a lot of very expensive equipment and very expensive ice time in an expensive ice arena for hockey that even most middle-class towns can't afford.  You can't just any time run down to your friend's driveway or over to about any public park or playground anywhere and play a pickup game of hockey.  Sure, there's field hockey, which still requires more than basketball or soccer, but that doesn't prepare any athlete for hockey, which is played on ice and requires being extremely adept at ice skating. 

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    • Nancy
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      'most black americans are middle-class' -- lmao -- so, so, so, soooooo not true

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ice hockey?

    Because where they tend to live, hockey rinks and hockey teams tend not to be very big deals.

    Frankly, most white people aren't into ice hockey either, and again, that's because they don't live in areas where it's a big sport and a lot of rinks are available.

    I think we probably have more black ice hockey fans here in Chicago than exist elsewhere (outside of Detroit), because ice hockey's fairly big here, and we have a large black community. But in other places where hockey's big, there are usually far fewer black residents.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What?  And get "summer teeth"?  ("Some are here, some are there.")

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