RyderMike wrote:I haven't read the whole thread, but I feel TSN has done a good job with having a diverse anchor crew. Also, you have to consider the fact when discussing multiculturalism, particularly Toronto, is that part of the cultural diversity is a wide array of various different Caucasians. For example, there's Italians, Greeks, Portuguese, Ukrainians, Slavic, Spanish, Polish, etc. Depending on how you look at it, one might say 'Oh look, they hired another White person'. Comparatively, others will say they're not "White-white" and be like this person is Italian (Matthew Scianitti), Polish/Eastern Euro (Evanka Osmak, Natasha from TSN), Portuguese (Sid Seixeiro), etc. I really started noticing it with the female anchors, because they weren't getting a generic blonde/brunette white girl to tick off the woman anchor category - they were all various backgrounds.
With that said, there are still many more white anchors. Hockey it's mainly white, although they do have reporters like John Lu and Farhan Lalji. I remember CBC hiring Kevin Weekes was a huge deal, when he was the first black hockey analyst. I can forsee PK Subban getting a job when he retires too. More diversity is really needed in hockey.
Yeah TSNs Hockey Reporters...
BC - Farhan Lalji (Indian guy)
Alberta - Jamal Franklin (Black guy)
Quebec - John Lu (Asian guy)
Ottawa Senators longtime reporter Ian Mednes is a brown guy. CBC has Kevin Weeks and Anthony Stewart plus
Punjabi night in Canada.
White guys like Don Cherry, Ron McLean, Bob McKenzie etc have been around for a thousand years.