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UTAH’S DIXIE STATE UNIVERSATY CONSIDERS NAME CHANGE CRITICS NOTE SLAVERY CONNOTATIONS

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The university’s decision to consider the name change comes amid a national outcry against racial injustice

A university in southern Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name amid nationwide protests against racial injustice that have brought a renewed focus on references to the Confederacy.

Dixie State University, located about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City,

Has faced scrutiny in the past over its name but resisted changing.

Now, protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have renewed calls to change the name.

Many institutions have recently distanced themselves from the term,

While some companies have moved to drop labeling viewed as racist, including brands such as Eskimo Pie and Aunt Jemima.

Dixie State, with an enrollment of about 11,000 students,

Transitioned from a college to a university in 2013 and is one of the largest universities in southern Utah.

University leaders are in the early stages of discussing…….


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