Diversity Looks Different When Crossing Center-Ice

For most of us fans, the color of a favorite team’s uniform is what we see and care about, not the skin color of our heroes.

Making the National Hockey League more welcoming to nonwhites, supporting hockey programs for children in minority communities and establishing a zero-tolerance policy for racial discrimination will be good for professional hockey and society. But diversity for diversity’s sake is a questionable priority (“The NHL’s Choice: Diversify or Die,” Sports, Dec. 16).

Personally, I couldn’t care less about the skin colors or ethnic backgrounds of sports players. In the NFL and NHL it can be hard to determine skin color when players...