City Renames ‘Old Dixie Highway’ Over Charges Of Racism – New Name Is Homage To Race Baiters
Obliterating history is seldom a wise idea, and usually proves to be counterproductive in its attempt to eliminate resentment, in that history cannot be changed to simply conform to whatever the current cultural climate happens to be at the moment.
Changing historical monuments, symbols or verbiage, to satisfy one particular group usually at the expense of another, simply masks the true cause and effect at whatever the political elite attempts to change…in that politically contrived “social engineering” never works!
And that’s perhaps why career politicians are so despised by the general public, in their attempt to stoke racial animus, and what better way then to change the name of “Old Dixie Highway” which to some may have been objectionable to “Barack Obama Boulevard”, which too many is equally objectionable.
And yet that’s exactly what officials in Riviera Beach Florida decided to do, as Mayor Thomas Masters with a straight face announced; “We are stepping up to a new day, a new era, and replacing Old Dixie with Barack Obama, who represents change.”
Moreover the term “Old Dixie” has little to do with racism, and more to do with geography, in that Dixie is another word for the South.
Obviously Mayor Masters sees change considerably differently then a majority of the country, in fact many would argue that since this president has been in the White House race relations have plummeted.
The South is made up of the following states that made up the confederacy: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Florida and Kentucky.