California's Dixie School District to be renamed after critics said name was linked to Confederacy

Mail Online | 7/10/2019 | Associated Press
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A California school district has voted to change its name after critics complained it was linked to the Confederacy and slavery.

On Tuesday the trustees for the 150-year-old Dixie School District, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, voted to rename it the Miller Creek Elementary School District.

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Trustees also voted to change the name of the sole elementary school in the district from Dixie Elementary School to Lucas Valley.

Dixie is a nickname for the southern U.S. states that formed the pro-slavery Confederacy in 1860, sparking the Civil War.

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It was a 3 to 1 vote with one abstention.

The 'Dixie' name has stirred controversy in the city of San Rafael, a predominantly white city of 59,000 people, over the past couple of years.

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Those that wanted to change the name argue that Dixie was named by founder James Miller on a dare by Confederate sympathizers.

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