Apparently I need to explain this post.
I am not saying the CFL is racist. I don’t need to be convinced that it isn’t. However, there are a few ignorant people in this world who are less aware of the history of the league, and believe, wrongly, that the CFL is somehow racist. They are few and far between, but they do exist.
I remember a blog post from a young woman many years ago (long since deleted I’m sure) where she tried to make the argument that the CFL was racist. She was promptly educated. There is also a silly YouTube video (I won’t dignify it with a link — you can look it up yourself) of Toronto students blathering on about how the Redblacks name is either racist, or represents cultural appropriation, while not a single one of them actually knew anything about the history of those colours in the Ottawa Valley.
So, what was my point? I shouldn’t have to explain it again, but here goes: There is not much use for a list of PoC who have worked or played in the CFL, because the history of the league already speaks for itself. Anybody with more than a basic knowledge of the CFL already knows this. A list’s only real use is to show those who think the CFL is racist that they are dead wrong. So, keep a list if you like — there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but you don’t really need it, because there’s hardly anybody out there worth convincing.