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by go47474 (2007-03-10 13:12:03)
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  In reply to: Is it time to drop the "Irish" nickname?  posted by ndoldtown

Unlike other "offensive" names, "Fighting Irish" was a slur before it was adopted as the team's nickname. Since "Irish" was used as blanket slur for all catholics, the name itself is a big middle finger to the anti-catholic movements in the early 20th century. I think the whole argument is silly, even if its just baiting, but it is even more silly considering the real history of the name.

Many may already know this, but I have not yet seen it posted.


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