Emotional forum debates 'Dixie' in Utah college name

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 1, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    Dixie should be renamed "Desert Rock University".

    Has a good ring.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 1, 2012 12:43 a.m.

    Desert Rock University.

  • crmeatball South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    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.