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1 year after creation of Hockey Diversity Alliance, Akim Aliu sees signs of change

12 days ago   |   By CBC

Akim Aliu has been pushing for change in the sport since 2019. He teamed up with eight other NHLers last June to form the Hockey Diversity Alliance. The group's goal is to "eradicate racism and intolerance in hockey." As the group hits the one-year anniversary mark, Aliu thinks it has made a difference.
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Akim Aliu, Hockey Diversity Alliance continue push to end racism in hockey

Akim Aliu, Hockey Diversity Alliance continue push to end racism in hockey

12 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

In the midst of a global pandemic, Akim Aliu has been places he'd never dreamt of.
The former NHLer has gone from sharing his experiences as a Black hockey player on social media to gracing the covers of magazines, skating in a reality TV show and working with business leaders in his quest to help end racism in the game he loves.
“I sent a tweet and now I'm dealing with CEOs and CMOs a couple months later and just in circles that I never thought I'd be in. And I think it's for the right reasons,” Aliu said. “To be able to get some recognition is nice but that's really not what I'm in it...
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