Article "Dixie Issue Will Be Harmful"

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Article "Dixie Issue Will Be Harmful"

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The article addresses how many black students at the University of Richmond think that the playing of "Dixie" could harm black student recruitment. Students said that they would not have attended Richmond if they heard the song before committing to Richmond. Richmond College Registrar said that the issue was not that important and would have no effect on recruiting students. The Registrar said that most black students would not find out about the song. Three black students said hearing the song during recruitment would make them change their mind about Richmond and agreed that black enrollment will decrease because of it. One student said the song should be abolished because it represents the Old South and a racist attitude. Another student said it brings back memories of the Old South, including slavery and bondage. The student said the song is played so often it represents a theme song for the university. A third student said he thought the school was more liberal than it actually is. All of the black students interviewed said hearing the song would make black recruits uncomfortable. There is also going to be a $400 tuition increase, but the Registrar did not believe that will have a significant effect on recruiting because there will be a proportionate increase in financial aid.

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Source

Short, Dave. "Dixie Issue Will Be Harmful." The University of Richmond Collegian LIX, no.12, (December 16, 1971): 3 https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19711216.2.17&srpos=30&e=--1964---1986--en-20--21--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-12-16

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Short, Dave, “Article "Dixie Issue Will Be Harmful",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed April 13, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2207.