(Closed) So is "Dixie" a culturally acceptable song?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is "Dixie" a culturally acceptable song?
    No, it's associated with slavery : (2 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, it currently has a different meaning : (9 votes)
    75 %
    I like polls : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The people who I know who are hard core southerners are not racist. It’s a cultural thing, not a “I hate black people” thing. 

    Post # 4
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i have no idea what you are talking about honestly. i grew up in New England and now live in San Fran area.

    Post # 6
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m Canadian so we don’t exactly have the same history of slavery as the US, but I’ve never really heard of this either.  I always just assumed Dixie-land referred to the Southern US.

    I think the difference between this and your other examples is that it’s not as much a stereotype related to a particular culture.  Ie, that Indians, Jews and Gypsies will rip you off.  They’re all more direct.

    Post # 7
    1 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    In Louisiana “dixie” has a different history.  It started when the Citizens State Bank in New Orleans issued ten-dollar notes, labeled “Dix”, which is French for “ten”. The notes were known as “Dixies” by English-speaking southerners, and the area around New Orleans and the French-speaking parts of Louisiana came to be known as “Dixieland”. But the term is also used when talking about southern states. 


    Post # 8
    3617 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @rubyred605:  Dixie is a well known tune swith a catch melody. The refrain is easy to sing, most people know it. Perhaps not everyone knows of the history of it (I didn’t until I just skimmed Google entries) but if you wish to boycott it, you may certainly do so.

    If you are offended by it, I think that there are lots of things in our culture to be offended by.

    Are you proposing that it be censored? Do you believe that Brad Paisley should have his record removed from the airwaves and form ITunes?



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