Texas Schools Differ on Use of 'Dixie'

Monday, October 22, 2012

For two Central Texas school districts, football games have revived an old debate about the Old South - whether to play "Dixie."

Travis High School in Austin this fall replaced "Dixie" with "Travis Fight" after touchdowns. But Hays High School in Buda, south of Austin, is keeping the song for now, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

"Dixie" is known as a Confederate anthem that can evoke both the traditions of a proud state and region, as well as slavery and prejudice.

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