Fight over Redskins nickname goes behind 30 years

If we consider a groundswell of movement to force a Redskins to change their name to something that doesn’t provoke a apportionment of a multitude is comparatively new — and by that, we mean, in a final decade — this AP essay from a Apr 1 book of a Gadsden (Ala.) Times in 1971 tells us differently.

Even approach behind then, adults were clamoring for Washington’s NFL patrol to switch monikers so as not to provoke Native Americans.

Take a look:

Couple things:

1. Jeez, good lede, unnamed AP scribe. Would it have been too most to ask to lay off a jokes and stereotypes in this tough news story? (The answer is: apparently it was too most to ask.)

2. Forty-two years before Redskins owners Dan Snyder said, “We’ll never change a name. It’s that simple. NEVER — we can use caps,” then-team boss Edward Bennett Williams pronounced a following after assembly with a delegation: “I listened, and that’s all.” Yes, that was all, since this story rolls on 3 decades later. But afterwards again, a Redskins historically have been resistant to change. After all, a Kennedy administration fundamentally had to extort a authorization to get it to cranky a tone line.

3. As a essay states, then-coach George Allen was an titular Sioux chief. we have no thought if that’s true, though Allen did manager college football during Morningside, that is located in Sioux City, Iowa.

Anyway, this Redskins name change is really not a new fight. But afterwards we saw, around DC Sports Bog, this essay from a NY Times’ Arthur Daley from 1962. So, yeah, maybe we can see because some people competence have been annoyed by a name and all it represents.

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