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Article "Dixie Loses Again"

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Article "Dixie Loses Again"

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This article recounts controversy surrounding the playing of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue of the appropriateness of Dixie consumed the first several pages of the Collegian. Some students argued the song was not offensive, saying some students "shouldn't be so small as to be offended by a bunch of words." Stanley Davis, a black student at the University, argued that Dixie was offensive and a symbol of the Old South and repression. Davis said it would be difficult for Richmond to encourage black students to attend while playing a song that created a certain kind of "attitude" and "image" about the University. Senior Terry Anderson felt the song kept Richmond from having a progressive image, and another student felt that if a song is offensive to even a small minority, it is "common courtesy" to cease playing it.

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"Dixie Loses Again: Dixie Debated." The University of Richmond Collegian LIX, no. 7, (October 29, 1971): 1,3. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19711029.2.9&e=------197-en-20--1---txIN-------#

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1971-10-29

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Dixie Loses Again",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/321.