Dixie should be renamed "Desert Rock University".Has a good
Desert Rock University.
The veracity of the claim of "Dixie" being racist only exists in the
minds of people who are looking for it under every rock. I have never met
anyone who associated the word "Dixie" with the racist behavior of the
South. By the same standard, does "Southern" Utah University become
racist because of the use of the word South? No, such a standard is absurd.
The name of this school has been associated with the regions name for nearly 100
years, why do we need to make a change? Never before have people considered the
name racist, as applied to the school, the region or anything else. So anyone who looks at the school's name and considers it racist is
themselves applying prejudicial thought. Richard Hutchins' comment clearly
demonstrates this when he suggests everyone else thinks of it this way and shows
how important everyone's opinion is to him (both logical fallacies). Well,
having grown up outside of Dixie, the South or even Utah, I can tell you nobody
thinks this way. And why should we define who we are based upon what everyone
else thinks? Is that not prejudicial in and of itself? Leave Dixie as is.