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Thread #60936 Message #976506
Posted By: Håvard
04-Jul-03 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Why is 'Dixie' considered racist?
Subject: RE: Why is 'Dixie' considered racist?
I can appreciate Giok's point - I've been wondering about the secterian connotations to "Fields of Athenry" as well, especially since it is fairly contemparary. As we have numberous Glaswegian sailors visiting here in Bergen, it's frequently requested!
However, I feel that the dislike for "Dixie" sticks somewhat deeper than Celtic football supporters chanting Athenry.