Except it absolutely was racially motivated.
Which wasn't explained in the original post, but was in the link persephone kindly posted. I wasn't arguing it - I was asking why, since it was not aparrent in the original article.
Miller's life won't be ruined.
Cba to play the game of definitions here. My point was quite clear: he ****ed up, but shouldn't have repercussions that affect him negatively for the rest of his life. Which this is.
First of all, the vast majority of hockey players who are good enough to get drafted are well off to begin with.
So we shouldn't hold the same standards, and act equally when they **** up, in opposed to someone who comes from a poor family?
I think it is irrelevant whether or not he comes from a wealthy family or not. What matters, is his actions, and how he should be punished for them. People are individuals, regardless of who their parents are.
hopefully renounce his racist ways that he was unfortunately raised with, but I don't believe that happens very often.
First off, where tf do you get he was 'raised with' racist ways.. As if teens aren't able to pull out dumb stuff out by themselves. Perhaps you should try sticking with given facts rather than speculate things..? (Or refer to facts in case they haven't been presented in the discussion)
Secondly, it isn't uncommon for teens to act stupid things - sometimes racist things. And grow up 'okay'.
That's called being a teenager - doing stupid stuff and learning from it. A synonym for it is 'growing up' - you know, learning not to do things you did wrong as a teen. Most people are capable of it.
As a personal story, when I was ~14, a bunch of friends and I used to joke about nazi stuff (edgy) (ironically, we joked about jews as well, but we always held jews in a good light, idk why, since obviously that was contradictory)
As an adult I completely understand how stupid it was, and today I doubt anyone would think about 'racist' or anything of the sort when describing me. Not because "I got punished" or whatever (I never did for anything related to that), but because I grew up, and understood that I was a dumbass.
I would also point out, as in the link persephone gave, it says the bullying continued from 2nd grade to 8th.
I would ask how the school/society hasn't done anything in that amount of time?