Here is this week’s cartoon for The Independent in St. George, Utah.
Dixie State University is in St. George, Utah. Why is there a university named Dixie State in Utah of all places? That’s a really good question. Utah was not even a state during the Civil War. It’s not anywhere close to be in the South or “Dixie.” Did some father of the university have an infatuation with the American South? Hell, the place used to fly the confederate flag.
There’s a bit of a movement for the place to change it’s name. Some find it offensive racially. I find it offensive geographically. You would think an institution of higher learning could locate itself on a map.
Plus, to a lot of people, “Dixie” does not give the impression of higher culture, understanding, sophistication, intelligence.
Change the name already.
Here’s the rough.