Published: Friday, Dec. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
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?
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.
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?
I love how acknowledging history is now considered being politically correct and
is viewed as a bad thing.....
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.
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.
@Lost in DCNo, 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.
Ah yes, the favorite false equivalency argument DC. Sing another song.
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