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'Dixie' offensive

Published February 8, 2013 1:01 am

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A play is canceled at a Salt Lake County high school because one anonymous community member complains ("'All Shook Up' too racy for district; Herriman High show canceled," Tribune, Jan. 3).

But an institution's name ("Dixie") that offends a whole class of people will remain ("Dixie State College keeping its name amid controversy," Tribune, Jan. 19).

How does this make sense?

Beverley Cooper

Salt Lake City