Ohio State Criticized For Response To Racial Slur Allegation
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An Ohio State hockey player has been accused of making racist remarks during a match.
Jaeger Joshua, who plays hockey at Michigan State and is black, says an OSU player used a racial slur against him.
They say the player was ejected from the game, but are also upset that no further discipline was taken.
"Acts of racism don't happen in hockey, because they can demoralize African Americans
And minorities play and love sports like me," Joshua wrote in a statement.
"Passivity in the face of racist comments and actions allows these behaviors to continue."
Watch Joshua's full statement here:
OSU's athletic department released a statement Monday night and it didn't say anything.
"The Ohio State Department of Athletics and the men's hockey program work closely with the Big Ten
conference to come to a resolution in response to the allegation of misconduct per Big Ten sportsmanship policy," read part of the statement.
"Ohio State is focused on providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all.
The Department is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Our Buckeye Inclusion Committee has done an excellent job providing education and awareness to our department for both students and staff.
We are committed to recognizing our remarkable diversity
and use our core values to ensure that everyone attending or participating in an athletic event feels safe and welcome."
The statement contained nothing about potential discipline or censure of the player's behavior.
We'll have to see if the school comes out with a better statement later this week.