Be Bold and Educate Yourself: Slavin Provides Unique Perspective on Racism

RALEIGH, NC – Like many of his peers, Jaccob Slavin has been reflecting on systemic racism in North America over the past 10 days.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” he tweeted Monday, quoting Desmond Tutu, the South African anti-apartheid leader and human rights activist.

Slavin has a different vantage point than the typical white NHL player. A year ago, the Carolina Hurricanes star defenseman and his wife Kylie adopted a daughter, Emersyn, who is black.