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Published: Friday, Jan. 18 2013 11:45 a.m. MST

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DistantThunder
Vincentown, NJ

Do people understand that the name Dixi nationally has a bad reputation? They should have done a nationwide poll to understand how the meaning of the word has changed. It's become archaic. Why handicap yourself with a name just because the locals like it? Seems so short sighted - Oh, well.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

Thank you Board, for preserving history and heritage by keeping the name.
Thank you for not letting others define who you are and what you stand for.
Thank you for telling the "Political Correctness Police" to take a hike, preferably somewhere deep into Zions Canyon.

This nonsense needs to stop.
The Rebel statue and Civil War emblems are gone.
Why they ever became part of the fabric is beyond me, but they are now gone.
That battle was fought and correct decisions were made.

The name has retured to it's original intent and meaning, to honor the Pioneers and their mission to grow cotton.

Do the agitators demand that Dixie Cups go away?
Do the agitators demand all those named Dixie change their names?
Do the agitators want to ban The Dixie Chicks music? (actually that's not a bad idea)

Groups on occasion force new definitions of words and phrases, in an attempt to score political victories. Bless those that don't captulate to their demands when they go too far.

Bless the Universities of the Utes, Seminoles, Chippewas etc. for preserving their Tribally Sanctioned nicknames as well.

Bluto
Sandy, UT

@Dan Moore

It looks like your years on the liberal U of U campus has had it's intended effect on you.
To turn you into P.C. Silly Puddy.

PC police....Get lost!

Flashback
Kearns, UT

I for one still call the College formerly known as Ricks Ricks. I can't find myself calling it BYU-I.

As for the race/hate/politically correct people out there, the Civil War ended in 1865, quit fighting it. When I think of Dixie in a national sense or a local sense, I think of the South. Not Slavery, racism, bad teeth, funny accents. Like it or not, Slavery is a part of our national heritage. We need to learn from it and improve ourselves, but freaking out over a flag or a name is just plain dumb. Get over it.

Well Read
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Leave the name Dixie in the name. Get rid of the black face, the slave part, get rid of the rebels and go on with life. Dixie is fine as long as all the references to black slavery is removed.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Is the HV Heretic ready to take on the "Runnin' Redskins" of the 1970's now represented simply as the Runnin' Utes?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@4601
No need to take on the U of U they've been sensitive about the name they borrow from the Utes.

"The University of Utah uses Ute as its nickname with permission from the Ute Tribal Council. Although the University of Utah nickname is still Utes, the school introduced a mascot in 1996, with permission from the Ute Tribal Council. "Swoop" represents a red-tailed hawk, a bird indigenous to the state of Utah."

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