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Racial Profiling in MLB and the NHL

As noted previously here at TSE, the MLB Players Association has come out in oppostion to the recently passed immigration law in Arizona amid concerns about the potential racial profiling of its players and their families.

Since the law prohibits racial profiling in a police officer's decision to request proof of immigration status, it is odd that the NHL hasn't issued a similar statement, especially considering that roughly 80% of the NHL's players are non-U.S. born, figure over twice that of MLB.

Apparently, despite the official line regarding racial profiling, Canadians and Northern/Eastern Europeans don't fear the repercussions of this law in the same way that Latinos do.