- Jan 7, 2017
what does everyone think
Fighting Irish is comparable to Fighting Illini. The "fighting" is debatably offensive but Irish and Illini aren't inherently offensive.If redskins is gone, I want the fighting Irish gone.
Turns out the Fighting Irish name has ties to the Civil War and the New York 69th Brigade known as the "Fighting Irish Brigade" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Brigade_(Union_Army)). Additionally, there was an event in 1924 where a group of Notre Dame students violently fought a local Klan (the Klan was strongly anti-Catholic) group out of South Bend. (https://www.nd.edu/stories/a-clash-over-catholicism/)If redskins is gone, I want the fighting Irish gone.