Menschwarmers: Why Jews Should Be Furious at Don Cherry

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Don Cherry, left, was fired for veiled racist comments earlier this week. (Dave O./Wikimedia Commons)

With the NHL in full swing, the Maple Leafs’ Jewish player Zach Hyman returns on the heels of coach Mike Babcock’s departure. But the real story deserving Jews’ attention, Jamie argues on this week’s episode, is ousted octogenarian Don Cherry, whose racist comments about immigrants should anger Jews across Canada:

“‘You people’, not that long ago, meant Jews…. I think it is the responsibility of every Jewish person to say, ‘That’s not me who’s being criticized here, but I need to stand up for somebody who is,’ because that is a shared experience that we have.”

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