Saturday, December 19, 2015

The New Name Chosen for ‘Old Dixie Highway’ is a Sign of the Changes in the Deep South

Via Ryan

Image Credit: Screenshot/WPTV

When Governor Nikki Haley – in the wake of the shooting that claimed the lives of nine churchgoers in Charleston – called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, it marked a significant shift.

Across the South, symbols of the Confederacy have been taken off of store shelves and monuments to Confederate generals and leaders are being taken down even in 300-year-old cities like New Orleans.

In one city in the Deep South, the name chosen to replace Old Dixie Highway, as WPTV reports, is a sign of the extent of the cultural changes occurring across the region.

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6 comments:

  1. Absolutely the most idiotic name for the Old Dixie Highway or ANY road. The traffic can only make left hand turns and end up at a mosque. Well I bet at least no one will steal the sign

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  2. If they're trying to be 'PC correct', they blew it.....they left out 'the Muslim' between Barack and Obama. If you're going to be stupid, at least do it right.... :)


    Central Alabamaian

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  3. There is still an 'Old Dixie Hwy' going South thru Atlanta on
    I-75.
    Always warms my heart and gives me a sense of security
    when I pass it. Even without the Southern symbols, the
    South has its own mystic.

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    1. There is still an 'Old Dixie Hwy' going South thru Atlanta on I-75.

      Yes, the city only changed the part that was in their jurisdiction.

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      Even without the Southern symbols, the South has its own mystic.

      Well said.

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