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Dixie School District, located in San Rafael, California, was named after the Confederacy during the Civil War.

It's time to change Dixie School District's name to reflect the district's mission: to promote academic excellence, to nurture lifelong learning, and to support all students. 

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.


Why is Dixie a racist name?

Dixie School District was created by the Marin County Board of Supervisors during the Civil War in 1863 when six million humans were enslaved in this country. Dixie is the national anthem of the Confederacy. The song, Dixie, was played at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as the President of the Confederacy. The Confederacy fought for White Supremacy and lost.

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