The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60936   Message #976511
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Jul-03 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: Why is 'Dixie' considered racist?
Subject: RE: Why is 'Dixie' considered racist?
Is there a version of Dixie which contains a reference to "ol' massa"? The one in the DT doesn't.

It's the associations of a song that determine whether it offends or nort, often enough, and any offensiveness about Dixie would arise primarily from that rather than from the song itself. I imagine in America those are rather different associations from the ones it would have in other parts of the world.