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Published: Friday, Dec. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Yep, nobody else knows anything about this so I guess it's a local issue where some poeple feel uncomfortable with the name. So why is it so hard to imagine that everyone in your town has a say in what the team's name is?

Emajor
Ogden, UT

Mr. Burr,
As a Caucasian male (an assumption, but a near statistical certainty for that region of the state), it is not surprising that you find no reason to be offended by the name Dixie. Doesn't mean you should change the name, but try to be understanding of where other people are coming from.

After all, I doubt a person of Jewish descent would feel comfortable at Fatherland University or a practicing Latter Day Saint would want to celebrate Governor Lilburn Boggs High School, even if those two institutions never had any affiliation with anti-Semitism or Mormon oppression.

Noodlekaboodle
Millcreek, UT

Mr. Burr is leaving out some fun facts.
Until the early 90's the school yearbook was called "The Confederate"
No racial connotation there right?
What about the pictures of students in black face, dressed up as confederate generals or having mock slave auction?
I'm sure you can't see the racial component in that either can you?

Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

I love how acknowledging history is now considered being politically correct and is viewed as a bad thing.....

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Noodlekaboodle,
The US once operated under the Articles of CONFEDERATION. So I guess anything with that word is patently offensive and racist?

to deny your history is to forget it and lose the lessons it taught.

Wonder
Provo, UT

You know, when you're praising or exalting the names of people who persecuted MY ancestors, it is absolutely unacceptable. Therefore I would be irate if anyone named their high school the Governor Lilburn Boggs High School and had a yearbook called "The Exterminator', for example. However, if they are insulting someone else, I really could care less and in fact think it is "political correctness" for them to complain about it. You know, the feelings of other people just aren't as important as mine are.

Noodlekaboodle
Millcreek, UT

@Lost in DC
No, if you read my post that is not what I said. If you combine Dixie, Confederate, Confederate Civil War generals, black face and mock slave auctions I would consider that racist.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Ah yes, the favorite false equivalency argument DC. Sing another song.

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