Equity and Inclusion.
Dixie School District, located in San Rafael, California, was named after the Confederacy during the Civil War by Marin County Board of Supervisors. The origin of the district’s name has been confirmed by academic experts.
“After reviewing the historical documents compiled by Change The Name (www.changethename.net) advocates, as well as a number of supplementary sources, it is my conclusion that the organization’s account and characterization of the historical origins of the Dixie School District’s name are accurate.” — Chiyuma Elliott, Assistant Professor, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
The impact of the Dixie School District’s name is divisive and hurtful to many people.
We believe Dixie School District Board of Trustees has a moral obligation to change the name of the school district. Our public school district’s name should welcome everyone regardless of the color of their skin.
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley took down the Confederate flag when she served as Governor of South Carolina. Many schools no longer sanction “Dixie” as their school fight song including The Citadel, a conservative military college in South Carolina, and high schools in Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, and Virginia. Dolly Parton, who has donated more than 100 million books to children, removed "Dixie" from her business name. We can change too.