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oneye

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Dixie State University in southern Utah is in the process of changing its name and getting rid of “Dixie” from the name. It needs to be done and “Dixie” needs to be removed. It’s simply a term that is a disservice to the students, staff, and institution. Please take this survey to help show the support for removing “Dixie” from the schools name and changing it to something with less offensive and racist roots. Obviously the supporters of leaving the name as it is will be sharing this survey and trying to use it as justification to not change the name. So take the time if you can and support the change of the Universities name to get “Dixie” out of it.

 


fishonjazz

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I just don't give a ****.
If they keep the name as dixie, I don't give a ****.
If they change the name to something else, I don't give a ****.

I do give a **** that tons of people are triggered by the name dixie and I also do give a **** that tons of people are going to be triggered if the name gets changed though.

I'm getting sick of everyone getting upset about everything.

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oneye

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I just don't give a ****.
If they keep the name as dixie, I don't give a ****.
If they change the name to something else, I don't give a ****.

I do give a **** that tons of people are triggered by the name dixie and I also do give a **** that tons of people are going to be triggered if the name gets changed though.

I'm getting sick of everyone getting upset about everything.

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I don’t disagree with you. It shouldn’t be the biggest deal either way, but “Dixie” really has nothing to do with Utah, and it has become an issue in placing students in jobs with a degree there because of the name in some places. The name being on the students diplomas is actually harmful in some ways and likely is going to get worse not better. It’s a disservice to the students, employees, and University to leave “Dixie” in the name for sentimental reasons of it always being that way. The reason it needs to be changed most is the benefit the students who’s degrees come from there. The University and Utah board of higher education agrees it needs to be changed and Dixie needs to be dropped because it is and has potential to be bad for students who go there with that in the name. It’s politics and people being afraid it’s “cancel culture” that are giving it pushback. The University, Student body, employees, education board etc. all want the name changed.
 

Gameface

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Dixie = losers

If they want to be losers and have a pathetic loser name that will make it harder for graduates to get jobs then let them be losers.

end of story
 

oneye

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Dixie = losers

If they want to be losers and have a pathetic loser name that will make it harder for graduates to get jobs then let them be losers.

end of story
I mean the University wants a name change but a committee and the legislature are the ones who get to make the choice. Which is why I posted the survey so the committee gets the point.
 

The Thriller

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I just don't give a ****.
If they keep the name as dixie, I don't give a ****.
If they change the name to something else, I don't give a ****.

I do give a **** that tons of people are triggered by the name dixie and I also do give a **** that tons of people are going to be triggered if the name gets changed though.

I'm getting sick of everyone getting upset about everything.

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When people say, “it’s just a name” and “has nothing to do with the south”, they’re lying.
“Homing ’77 begins Tuesday at 12:00 noon in the Amphitheatre,” wrote Marilee Camp, writer for the Dixie Sun in 1977. “Several strong, good-looking eligible slaves will be auctioned off. Save up your pennies, dimes and dollars to buy the slave of your choice.”
The “Slave Auction” was held during DSU homecoming week until 1980, according to Dixie Sun News archives.
Barry Kawa, a reporter for the Dixie Sun News in 1981 wrote: “Slavery is alive and doing well at Dixie as the annual Forensics Slave Auction will be held next Thursday in the Sunroom… The ‘slaves’ will do kitchen work, house-cleaning, window washing, etc. for their paying ‘masters.'”
And
An online petition started this summer called for the name to change, pointing to the evidence of a long history of Confederate symbolism and Southern-style practices like minstrel shows and mock slave auctions as past practices with which the community should no longer associate itself.
And
The Confederate flag held a prominent place on campus until it was officially disavowed in 1994, including at college sporting events and in extracurricular clubs, according to a Salt Lake Tribune review of about 30 years of Dixie State yearbooks. Dubbed The Confederate, the yearbooks also show students occasionally dressing in blackface for spirit events and on homecoming parade floats during the 1960s — and in Halloween costumes as recently as the 1990s. Dorms were named for plantations, Johnson said, the school mascot was a Confederate soldier and its colors were red, white and gray.
I think it’s long past time we put taxpayer funded Dixie State’s racist name and obviously deplorable culture to bed.

 

The Thriller

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Dixie = losers

If they want to be losers and have a pathetic loser name that will make it harder for graduates to get jobs then let them be losers.

end of story
Our taxpaying dollars Shouldn’t go to losers. If they want to be losers with a loser racist name, then they should buy the college from us. But as shareholders, we shouldn’t allow our tax dollars to be sent to a school with a loser name.
 

Gameface

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My dad is from Kanab, UT so as a kid we would go there for family stuff all the time. Several of his siblings or their kids lived in or around St. George and Cedar City (and Fredonia, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. He was one of 9 kids).

I never got why they were so stupid proud of being associated with Dixie.
 

The Thriller

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My dad is from Kanab, UT so as a kid we would go there for family stuff all the time. Several of his siblings or their kids lived in or around St. George and Cedar City (and Fredonia, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. He was one of 9 kids).

I never got why they were so stupid proud of being associated with Dixie.
“I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it,” he said. “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

- President Lyndon Johnson

I think this is a big chunk of it. I also think the anti-establishment culture of rural areas is strong in southern Utah. It’s weird to me and hopefully is being studied by social scientists. But there’s a real need for rural towns to flip “the establishment” the bird and establishing its own more masculine and edgier culture. I have relatives in southern idaho. Most are pretty chill but some are definitely into the that “small town culture.”
This song encapsulates I think their way of thinking:


What’s weird to me is seeing some of my friends from high schools (I’m in my mid 30s) who have done quite well. They live out on eagle mtn, Lehi, even Heber. They drive trucks worth more than both of our cars (Camry and Accord both 10 years old). They have boats, Razrs, and other fun toys. Many just worked hard after high school and have good looking families. They’re successful dudes. Yet they also have this “attitude.” It’s weird. I don’t get it. Geography plays a major part being from and living in small towns. But not everything is tied to geography.
 

Avery

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Everyone knows that Dixie is a party school. They should just call it 'SUU Too Upscale for You? State University'.
 

Beer

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I think this is a big chunk of it. I also think the anti-establishment culture of rural areas is strong in southern Utah. It’s weird to me and hopefully is being studied by social scientists. But there’s a real need for rural towns to flip “the establishment” the bird and establishing its own more masculine and edgier culture. I have relatives in southern idaho. Most are pretty chill but some are definitely into the that “small town culture.”
This song encapsulates I think their way of thinking:
You think the coastal elites, bigger cities, media, pop culture, etc ..... acting like these rural american towns are just full of uneducated, stupid, racist, uncultured, inferior, simpletons has something to do with that?
 

LogGrad98

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Why not just drop dixie entirely. Seems like this isn't a big thing. So drop it already. Done and done.
 

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