The story is related through the following fine Radio Lab production. Somehow I fear that with its wonderful telling and the presence of colorful characters like Pop Warner, it is possible that people will hear it and find a justification to continue calling the DC football team the “Redskins”. To do that would be to purposely overlook the role white supremacy played in the development of our country and one of its most beloved sports.
I hope that you enjoy this story of the ivy-league elite meeting the country’s most persecuted and marginalized on a field dictated by white supremacy. The marginalized proved that they did indeed deserve respect, but the victory was pyrrhic because as they triumphed on the football field, their culture was slowly extinguished by that of those they vanquished.