Remove DIXIE from the Sugarloaf - Pioneer Park - St. George Utah

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Amy Hafen
Jul 6, 2020
https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2020/06/24/jamie-belnap-racism-is/

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Moana Hamilton
Jul 5, 2020
I am signing because we need to show our youth that we can change and unity is what we need

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Mary-Celeste Lewis
Jul 4, 2020
There is no good reason to maintain a backward nickname tied to racism, slavery, and idealized white supremacy in a state as fair and forward-thinking as Utah. Please, Utah legislature, remove this already long-tarnished nickname from St. George! I'm starting to get embarrassed to call Utah my home state!!

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Kara Webb
Jul 3, 2020
We were initially called Dixie by a slave owner from North Carolina, who owned slaves in the area, and used their forced labor in a failed attempt to grow cotton, tobacco, etc. We should not be proud of that man or that history, we should honor three better parts of our history.

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Joshua Dutson
Jul 1, 2020
The word "Dixie" is associated with the Civil War, Confederacy, slavery, segregation and racism. Utah was never part of the Confederacy or Civil War. It is not part of our heritage.
I like the idea of renaming Dixie National Forest to Paiute National Forest and renaming Dixie Drive and Dixie Downs Road to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Melissa Daams
Jul 1, 2020
I grew up in St George and I agree now that “Dixie” is a loaded term. We need to remove it from our schools, the side of the sugarloaf too. We can still love St George and honor our pioneer legacy without holding onto old terms connected to white supremacy.

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Thomas Butine
Jul 1, 2020
The normal reason: Southern Utah's affiliation with "Dixie" sends the wrong signal about being inclusive. I don't know how DSU gets any minority students.

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Chelsea McCracken
Jul 1, 2020
People of color shouldn't have to see a monument to white supremacy looming over them everywhere they go in town

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Danielle Brog
Jul 1, 2020
I’m signing because it’s the right thing to do, and I care more about someone’s suffering than my own “nostalgia.” Time for a change.

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Rik Andes
Jul 1, 2020
The name of Dixie—whatever its origin and previous meaning—is now inextricably linked to white supremacy. There is no way to explain, “No, our Dixie is the nice Dixie, not the racist one.” It is clear from actions made by members of the community that some in the area now identify with the confederate, racist elements of the name, and it is time to stand for unity and love for all citizens that make St George their home.