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College: We're Keeping 'Dixie' in Our Name
Dixie State College trustees approve name unanimously
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2013 3:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – A college in Utah will keep the word "Dixie" in its name despite signs that the school's history is steeped in racism, USA Today reports. Following an impassioned debate, trustees at Dixie State College voted unanimously yesterday to use the name Dixie State University if the state approves its bid to become a university. But things got emotional: One trustee cried as he agreed to keep "Dixie," saying he was only echoing the voice of the student body.

"It tears me apart to have to vote that way," said Trustee Brody Mikesell, who is the student body president. "This definitely brought out the ugly in people." Critics jumped on the fact that old school yearbooks showed students wearing blackface and conducting "slave auctions." People also criticized a school statue of Confederate horsemen in battle, which has since been removed. "These symbols were introduced in the 1950s," said Trusee Chairman Steven Caplin. "We believe by replacing these symbols, we've honorably demonstrated our own social sensibility."

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GeorgeWells
Jan 20, 2013 11:43 PM CST
Mormon's never owned slaves or used the N word or discriminated against Blacks. Their religious faith denied Blacks rites associated with eternal marriage. Certainly under religious freedom laws and freedom of association laws respect is due them to do as they please. Besides Whites have gotten sick of PC and want to resist the promiscuous use of the R word as a tool of extreme social control. To say they have a racist history is a falsehood. The above use of the R word just highlights the importance of the White genocide message which is being given national coverage at this time. Consider this - ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY! How is this not genocide: White countries are being flooded by non-whites. Whites are told to be TOLERANT. Whites are forced to integrate. With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the White race. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white. Go ahead and answer.
CrispinCrisp
Jan 20, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Africa for the Africans. Asia for the Asians. White countries - For everybody. We are told there is this RACE problem, We are told this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites. What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it take anyone to realise I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this? But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
paulfl1
Jan 20, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Too bad... quit forcing the world to do what some people think is right. It is right within their minds so it is right.