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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsspo ... famer/amp/

Washington Redskins to retire Illini and HOF Bobby Mitchell’s number and rename Fedex Field lower bowl in honor of Mitchell.
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Now all the Washington NFL Franchise has to do is change their team nickname.
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https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2015/ ... e/amuu7e9/

Five years old but very informative, level reporting if you have time to read.
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illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:11 am https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2015/ ... e/amuu7e9/

Five years old but very informative, level reporting if you have time to read.
I still remember about 20 years ago when people were upset about Chatham Glenwood changing its name away from the racial slur name to the Titans. But as time has gone on, it's become nothing more than a memory now. I know in some schools like Lewistown (who I'm still surprised gets away with using the Native American imagery they do) or Nokomis it will likely be harder to do as the nickname is so ingrained in the community.

Good example on the college level of a name change is SEMO. For years they were known as the Redhawks and used native american imagery for their logo. They have since changed the logo while keeping the name and now use this as a logo:

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Sullivan High School (IL) still uses Redskins.

IHSA can withhold ability to host regional and sectionals but not much else they can do.

Also, everyone have a great and safe Independence Day!
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illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 pm Sullivan High School (IL) still uses Redskins.

IHSA can withhold ability to host regional and sectionals but not much else they can do.

Also, everyone have a great and safe Independence Day!
Morris does also
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O&B 78 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:03 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 pm Sullivan High School (IL) still uses Redskins.

IHSA can withhold ability to host regional and sectionals but not much else they can do.

Also, everyone have a great and safe Independence Day!
Morris does also
Sorry I didn’t specify that. Story I linked at 9:11 AM today is about Morris.
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SS01 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:15 pm Not to mention...
https://vault.si.com/vault/2015/11/23/pekin-choose
Part of this story doesn’t make sense. The “abrupt” name change in August 1980 really isn’t true. It is strange, however, that Elliott was hired in June 1980. I guess the school board, or others, just wanted to focus responsibility for the change on him as an outsider. Just speculation.
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I would guess that by this time next year the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves will have new nicknames.
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illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:13 pm
O&B 78 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:03 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 pm Sullivan High School (IL) still uses Redskins.

IHSA can withhold ability to host regional and sectionals but not much else they can do.

Also, everyone have a great and safe Independence Day!
Morris does also
Sorry I didn’t specify that. Story I linked at 9:11 AM today is about Morris.
And I didn’t read your link or notice what it was about. In a bit of a hurry at the time. Have a great weekend!!
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O&B 78 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:13 pm
illini25 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:13 pm
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Morris does also
Sorry I didn’t specify that. Story I linked at 9:11 AM today is about Morris.
And I didn’t read your link or notice what it was about. In a bit of a hurry at the time. Have a great weekend!!
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Amplifying the Pekin story, we knew in the fall of 1979 the nickname change was coming. PCHS spent a bundle on a dragon costume prior to or early in 1979-80 school year. The costume was made by the company who made Disney costumes so it was well made and expensive.

No one was supposed to know the identity of the student in the costume. It was my tennis doubles partner. I got a lot of inside scoop on the costume. We knew PCHS wasn’t spending $1,000s on a dragon to still be the Chinks.

The timeline contradicts the SI story in terms of “abrupt” decision to change. The rest appears accurate.

My schools’ nicknames were Chinks and Fighting Illini.
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tribecalledquest wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm I would guess that by this time next year the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves will have new nicknames.
The Washington NFL Franchise, yes. The other two I'm not so sure about. The Indians have already gotten rid of the Chief Wahoo logo. Braves is not by definition a racist term. Of course it'd be for the best if they got rid of doing the Tomahawk chop at the game.
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Just rename them the Washington Sentinels and bring back legendary Sentinels QB Shane Falco for the first game.
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The Long Push to Drop Native American Mascots
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-s ... d=msedgntp
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