At first I thought this was some kind of joke, but it turns out there is a real school with the name Dixie College. Better yet, it’s not in the south, but in Utah of all places. Wait, it gets better. Their mascot is the "Rebel" and school officials are now concerned that this "nickname is [being] linked with the Confederate flag" by the general public. If they consider the mascot to be problematic what are they going to do about the name of the school itself? And if they do change the name of the school altogether, what are they going to do with all of their Dixie chicks? Where will they go?
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