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GEORGE FLOYD

Even before the Minnesota Wild had played a game in the summer playoffs, defenseman Matt Dumba had made international sports news by standing, and taking a knee, in a call for inclusion in hockey. Back in Minnesota now, he has made helping riot-damaged business in the Twin Cities rebuild and recover his next mission.
Amid all of the talk and protest about race in America, Minnesota Hockey convened an open discussion on what players of color face when they get involved in hockey, and what needs to be done to make the community arena a more welcoming and safe place for all.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Wild star Matt Dumba said he felt helpless a few weeks ago, watching from afar as parts of the Minneapolis and St. Paul went up in flames.
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and a growing awareness of racism that athletes of color have endured in hockey and other sports, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is involved in a new effort to eradicate slurs and other abuse from the game, and make hockey more accessible and affordable.

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