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Ohio State Athlete Accused Of Using Racial Slur Against Opponent

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An Ohio State student-athlete has been accused of using a racial slur against an opponent.

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Michigan State hockey player Jagger Joshua, who is Black, says an Ohio State player used a racial slur against him during a game earlier this month.

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The senior forward is disappointed no action has been taken.

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"Acts of racism do not belong in hockey, as they can discourage African Americans and minorities like myself from playing and loving the game," Joshua wrote. "Inaction in the face of racist comments and actions allow these behaviors to continue.

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"The inaction has left me feeling confused and pessimistic about the movement of diversity within hockey culture," Joshua continued. "The ignorance of racism does not belong in our game. 

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And I feel that I need to make people aware that this incident occurred, because without acknowledgement, the problem gets worse." 

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The Big Ten released a statement on the alleged incident to The Detroit News.