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Why is Dixie trending?
On June 25, 2020, searches for Dixie increased 2,048% compared to the previous week after the popular country music band the Dixie Chicks announced it was changing its name to just the Chicks.
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The term Dixie is an informal name for the states in the U.S. South, especially those that seceded and formed the Confederacy. Dixie is generally thought to be based on the Mason-Dixon Line, a boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland popularly considered to divide the states that did and did not enslave people before the abolition of slavery.
Amid growing awareness of systemic racism in the U.S. following the George Floyd protests, the association of Dixie with the Confederate States, slavery, and blackface prompted the Dixie Chicks to drop Dixie from their name. Other brands featuring Dixie in their name have also been considering name changes.
In a similar move, another country music group, Lady Antebellum, changed their name to Lady A due to the close association of antebellum, meaning “before the Civil War,” with slavery.
How to use dixie in a sentence
Then he started singing “Dixie,” the anthem of the Old South.Memphis is digging up the remains of a Confederate general who led the early KKK|Brittany Shammas|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
He also wrote Playing to Win about how he got involved in Dixie’s softball league and the family’s experience with travel sports teams.
During his freshman year of college, Hogue realized that the Confederate anthem “Dixie” was played before home and away games.Ronnie Hogue, who broke barriers at University of Georgia, dies of covid-19|Amber Ferguson|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Hell, one of the Dixie Chicks even offered to Uber her balls over to the company.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My friend the political scientist Tom Schaller said all this back in 2008, in his book Whistling Past Dixie.
But Florida is kind of an outlier, because culturally, only the northern half of Florida is Dixie.
It had been a last holdout state in old Dixie that still elected some Democrats to its top offices.Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming|Monica Potts|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I mean, there can be little doubt that public opinion in Dixie in 1954 opposed the integration of the schools.
She remembered so well the morning he rode off on his prancing horse, with the bands playing Dixie.That Old-Time Child, Roberta|Sophie Fox Sea
We almost felt like having that bright little ditty 'In Dixie's Land' served up to us, we all felt so jubilant.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White
When, however, the music glided into the exhilarating notes of "Dixie" I joined in the cheering that mingled with the strain.Reminiscences of a Rebel|Wayland Fuller Dunaway
The Dixie magneto, shown at Fig. 66, operates on a different principle than the rotary armature type.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
The death of Mr. Strahm occurred February 11, 1895, at which time his remains were interred in the Dixie cemetery.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
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An American song of the nineteenth century. It was used to build enthusiasm for the South during the Civil War and still is treated this way in the southern states. It was written for use in the theater by a northerner, Daniel Decatur Emmett. As usually sung today, “Dixie” begins:
I wish I was in the land of cotton;
Old times there are not forgotten:
Look away! Look away! Look away! Dixie Land.