Heather Hunter, Washington Examiner, January 14, 2023
The National Hockey League caved Friday night after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called out the league out for planning a “discriminatory” job fair limited to certain genders and ethnicities.
“Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability,” read the now-deleted LinkedIn post for NHL’s “Pathway to Hockey Summit” event.
The governor’s team swiftly responded to the post on the event planned on Feb. 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The post for the Ft. Lauderdale event was reportedly deleted Friday night, and the league clarified that the event is open to anyone ages 18 or older.