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Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."

Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith's "God Bless America" recording from their library. They say several other songs performed by Smith "contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization."

The New York Daily News reported the Yankees suspending their use of Smith's recording during the seventh-inning stretch amid conflicting claims about several of her songs, including a 1939 song "That's Why the Darkies Were Born." The tune originated in the 1931 Broadway revue "George White's Scandals," and was considered satire at the time. Smith's likeness also appears in a 1939 ad that heavily uses the mammy caricature, one of the most well-known racist depictions of black women.

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Leaders
Points: C. Giroux85
Plus/Minus: C. Giroux9
Shots on Goal: C. Giroux229
PIM: R. Hartman74
Win: C. Hart16
Shutouts: B. Elliott1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 241 (18)
Shots: 2583 (17)
PP%: 17.1% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 731 (10)
Assists: 419 (14)
SH Goals: 4 (29)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 280 (3)
Shots Against: 2665 (10)
PK%: 78.5% (26)
Penalty Minutes: 681 (16)
Shutouts: 3 (22)
Sv%: 0.895 (29)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/7 C. Knight Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
4/7 M. Friedman Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
4/5 M. Friedman Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL
4/5 P. Myers Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
4/3 C. Knight Waived
3/26 M. Raffl Contract extended Two-year contract extension
3/25 J. Farabee Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/23 J. Bailey Called up from minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/20 J. Bailey Sent to minors Lehigh Valley-AHL
3/19 J. Bailey Called up from minors from Lehigh Valley-AHL
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