Originally posted by Duchess64
"African Americans have frequently challenged 'Dixie' as a racist relic of the Confederacy
and a reminder of decades of white domination and segregation. These feelings were
amplified when white opponents to civil rights began answering songs such as 'We Shall Overcome'
with ('Dixie' )."
No ...[text shortened]... t 'Dixie'
seems regarded as offensive and racist by a considerable number of people in the USA.
well, as 'Dixie' was the unofficial anthem of the CSA. it is hardly surprising that it attracts controversy.
from the same highly informative 'wiki' page that D64 chooses to cherrypick her little treasures, she fails to mention that 'Dixie' was a 'favourite of Abe Lincoln's' and that he 'played it at some of his political rallies and (bizarrely) at the surrender of Robert E Lee'.
maybe the latter was done mockingly?
does D64 consider this evidence that Lincoln was a supporter of the *racist relic of the Confederacy*?
Or that Elvis and Bob Dylan, who have sung the song in recent times , share these beliefs?
The song has no racist lyrics, makes no reference to slavery. Check them out on your wiki page.
This thread is about favourite (sp) National Anthems, and if me and Sarge like Dixie, then we like Dixie. End of.