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Another win against Charleston Southern. PostandCourier.com's Jeff Hartsell and new "Citadel GrayLine" team member and guest host Paul Evangelist ('87) review the close win over CSU. The Dogs now pack their bags for Homewood and the SoCon opener against a gritty Samford Bulldogs bunch. Also, Hartsell shares info on the basketball transfers headed to Duggar Baucom's program. CITADEL GRAYLINE Audio Podcast CITADEL GRAYLINE is packaged by IPACK.com and is a production of CRM Sports. Questions/comments: 843-779-8496; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Boneyard78 I wonder how our African-American players would feel listening to this as Dixie is being played...totally racist and disgusting. At the risk of being controversial, you label Dixie as "racist and disgusting" (Just your opinion, as well as others, to which you are entitled to have, but NOT fact), I offer some snipets from Wikipedia that would state that "Dixie" is NOT "racist and disgusting", but rather "a symbol of Southern Heritage and identity", and nothing more. Just as many believe as you do that Dixie is "racist and disgusting", many others like it, find it stirring, and "a symbol of Southern Heritage and identity": 1. "The song was a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln; he had it played at some of his political rallies and at the announcement of General Robert E. Lee's surrender." 2. "Dixie" quickly gained wide recognition and status as a minstrel standard, and it helped rekindle interest in plantation material from other troupes, particularly in the third act. It became a favorite of Abraham Lincoln and was played during his campaign in 1860. The  New York Clipper wrote that it was "one of the most popular compositions ever produced" and that it had "been sung, whistled, and played in every quarter of the globe." 3. "On the other hand, for many white Southerners, "Dixie," like the Not taking any sides here, just providing an opposing view. Here is a link if you care to read the entire page from Wikipedia: Confederate flag, is a symbol of Southern heritage and identity. Until somewhat recently, a few Southern universities maintained the "Dixie"  fight song, coupled with the Rebel mascot and the Confederate battle flag school symbol, despite protests. Confederate heritage websites regularly feature the song,  and Confederate heritage groups routinely sing "Dixie" at their gatherings.  In his song "  Dixie on My Mind," country musician Hank Williams, Jr., cites the absence of "Dixie" on Northern radio stations as an example of how Northern culture pales in comparison to its Southern counterpart." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_(song) __________________ LTC (Ret.)
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Also at the risk of being labeled racist (because that's what happens these days), I believe that Dixie (or anything old south) has been highjacked the way the Confederate Battle Flag has been exploited by right wing extremists. Hence, most believe it must racist. Dixie to me evokes two things - a hauntingly beautiful song about a longing to be in the South (because there ain't any better place in the whole wide world), and winning football games in the 70's.
It's just assumed now that any use of it must considered racist, but I don't think attach racism to it, and I think it's a sad illustration of the polarization of our country that such a stirring melody has now become a symbol of hate (in the minds of some). Just to be clear, since someone will likely jump all over this look to blow me up and look to have me excommunicated, I don't have a racist bone in my body and believe fervently in freedom and equality for all. Dixie just happens to not be a racist image to me . . . .