Texas High School Reportedly Silences ‘Dixie’ Fight Song

Fox News, October 16, 2012

A Texas high school has reportedly silenced its traditional rendition of “Dixie” during football games, as communities in the Lone Star state debate how to handle vestiges of the Old South.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis High School in Austin began singing “Travis Fight” after a Rebels score during football games instead of the long tradition of singing “Dixie,” a 19th century song that some say became the unofficial anthem of the South.

Austin school district spokesman Alex Sanchez said teachers at the 1,300-student school have discussed changing the school’s fight song for a year. {snip}

A local trustee said she’s heard mostly positive responses to the news, but at least one graduate of the school isn’t brimming with pride.


The 1973 graduate, who has a Confederate flag tattooed on her ankle, said a wider discussion on the change should have occurred. An online petition calling for a reversal has since been launched, she said.

“It’s been that way for generations,” Walker-Richburg said. “It didn’t matter if you were black, white or purple—everybody would sing it together with pride and you would … get chills.”

Officials at Hays High School in nearby Buda, meanwhile, have decided to keep the traditional fight song despite a racially-charged incident in May in which two students allegedly wrote racial slurs and urinated on the door of an African-American teacher.

School board President Willie Tenorio Jr. said the district received recommendations from an independent law firm to provide more diversity education to students and improve diversity training for staff members. Because of that, concerns over its Rebel mascot and “Dixie” fight song must wait.

”I think at this point our plate is pretty full,” Tenorio told the newspaper.

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  • Puggg

    Travis HS in Austin:  82% Hispanic, 12% black.

    I’m surprised “Dixie” wasn’t ditched long ago.

    Demography is…

    • C_C_Conrad

       As white people are replaced (exterminated) their heritage, customs, traditions, symbols & heroes will be removed.  If your race dies, YOU don’t need any of these things! 

  • Just wait, in a couple of years the official song will be “La Bamba”

  • Son of Abraham

    I really start to fume when I hear of attacks on the symbols of Old Dixie.  I’ve always had a soft spot for the South and have likewise always hated the sterotyping of Southerners as stupid, backward, uneducated, and unsophisticated by smug Yankee chumps.

    And likewise demonized by blacks and sanctimonious,  guilt-ridden Whites as being low, rascist devils.  This despite the fact that a whole 93 percent of Whites  in the entire South never owned a slave.  In countless cases the White sharecroppers and dirt farmers lived in the same abject poverty and misery that free blacks did.

    And so now our Hispanic population has a White group it can demonize and ostracize along with rest of the radical left, liberals, weeping Whites, blacks and other non-Whites with complete immunity and complicity.  

  • BannerRWB

    “Austin school district spokesman Alex Sanchez…”.  Exactly.

    To me, “Dixie” stands as a symbol of White Southerners, and while the aspects, good or bad, of the song can be debated, the debate primarily exists in the realm of the White (North and South) consciousness.  As the Whites of the South are replaced or marginalized by Hispanics and Blacks, there will no longer be a debate (at least in the South) on anything that had to do with the Confederacy.  Should that come to pass, the Whites of the North will then be next on the replacement list, and any such debate would then truly be moot.

  • I was at Disneyland the other day, and on the loudspeakers they were playing “I Believe I can Fly,” by R. Kelly. It’s that song that blacks sing in their muslim/voodoo churches with the church choir robes on while swaying back and forth. Not long ago, R. Kelly videotaped himself having relations with and peeing on a 14 year old girl. This means nothing to blacks, and they keep swaying and telling everyone what a man of God he is. He is very spiritual. But Dixie is very bad.

    • Snowhitey

      Disney has become anti-white just like 99% of other corporations.  Boycott them.  We don’t need Disney anymore than we need the rest of corporate America.  We are just “programmed” to think we do… they are our chains after all…

  • ncpride

    The NAACP tried this nonsense at a local High School in our area called the Rebels a few years back. They wanted the school to change their name, mascot and no more playing Dixie. What really made us angry was that this chapter of the NAACP was not even located in our freaking county, much less our little town. They got the smack down of the decade for their trouble, too. Who the hell did they think they were trying to roll into our town and tell us what to do? Well, I’ll bet they won’t try it again anytime soon. We made it clear exactly what we thought of them and where they could shove their so called ‘offense’… What gave me a glimmer of hope for the future was that all the KIDS led this fight to save their school traditions, and organized all the rallies. We were so proud of them.

    • Puggg

      Notice the NAACP never complains about the Mississippi state flag any more.  While they’re still jonesing over the CBF on the South Carolina state capitol grounds.  Why?  Because Mississippi told the NAACP to flip off, with that landslide vote 10 years ago, and South Carolina gave into them once.  The NAACP are bullies:  You stand up to them and keep it up, and they’ll go away.  Give into them once, and they’ll keep coming back for more.

      • ncpride

        Exactly. I can still remember the genuinely stunned look on the face of that NAACP ‘spokesperson’ as he was doing an interview on the local news about the whole thing. He just couldn’t believe they were met with such fierce resistance, and that we actually had the support of the school board and the entire staff at that High School. It was a stupid move on their part anyway considering the school is around 93% White. Like we were really going to change 75 years of tradition and pay thousands of dollars to change the school nickname and mascot just for their benefit. What arrogant vermin they were… It still makes me angry when I think about it.

    • Jed Sant Devi

      Sunset Lakes Elementary School’s Confederate Flag Display Prompts Petition (POLL)


      Meadows, who is black, started an online petition at Change.org that has nearly 4,500 signatures.
      “The confederate flag is a symbol of oppression, racism, and slavery,” Meadows wrote. “It is a reminder of a painful past in American History…The flag is intimidating and offensive to parents and students who have been culturally affected by it and it’s symbolism. Take it down now!”

      • Church_of_Jed

        “White privilege is a symbol of oppression, racism, and slavery,” Meadows wrote. “It is a reminder of a painful past in American History… Their Whiteness is intimidating and offensive to parents and students who have been culturally affected by it and it’s symbolism. Eradicate it down now!”

        • You respond to your own posts? Wow, dude.

  • IstvanIN

    Why would anyone expect Dixie to be the fight song?  The town is no longer American, let alone Southern.

    Let me make an analogy.  Within 15 to 30 years the UK will become some sort of republic.  Would anyone really expect God Save the Queen to be the national anthem of a republican Britain?  Of course not!  So why is this so difficult to understand?

    • FourFooted_Messiah

       Oh, it could be worse than that.  A Doctor Who episode from a couple of years ago portrayed a future British queen (“Liz 10”) as being black.  How that would happen, I’ve no idea.  (Interestingly enough, the character did something very, very vile.)

  • Jay11

    As more and more towns, cities and even suburbs become foreign held territory, all vestiges of traditional Americana will be slowly churned under, whether in the North or South.  We’re all in the same boat together, and the boat keeps shrinking in size.

    There are lots of places now that literally are not America anymore, and when you go there, you feel the eyes staring at you, saying, “Why the #$%^ are ‘they’ here?  This is ‘our’ land now.”

    Sadly this is how history marches on.  One group displaces another, but it sure would have been more fun to be a Roman in 100 A.D. instead of 476 A.D (when the Empire fell to its death).  Those of you who grew up before 1970 can remember how an American could go anywhere in America and feel generally at home, and when the only ‘diversity’ was in the style of food or a slight regional accent.

    Well, that’s mostly gone now.  We allowed it to happen on our watch.  We fiddled while Rome was quietly infiltrated by lesser cultures who had more ethnic pride and a more productive womb.

    • IstvanIN

       I not only feel like a foreigner in NJ, I am a foreigner!  Appointed Senator Bob Menedez has been running Spanish language campaign ads on English-language cable channel H2!  This is how little he needs my vote!  In the ad he says something about being “su senador’.  He isn’t my Senator!   The country that gave his parents sanctuary from Cuba, the country he was born in, he can not wait to destroy. 

      What a mess our “elites” have bought upon us.  The question is, where do they think they will run to?

      • IstvanIN

         What did I say that was offensive, Mr. Moderator?

      • The__Bobster

        Pumpkin Head is a thug and a crook, like every other politician in Hudson county, N.J.

        I should know. He grew up in the town next to mine.

  • Jed Sant Devi

    The purpose of the anti-Dixie movement is to teach White students to feel shame about their membership in the White community; and for those who aren’t shamed, it is to teach them to feel anxious about White identity, because there will be CONSEQUENCES!

    It works, too. Have you seen the new Ole Miss Homecoming Queen?

    They keep us doubtful and off balance my making us consider the harm done to our futures if we want to embrace something that has been institutionally banned.

    It’s just another way of Getting Inside Your Head and Changing Your Behaviour into what helps them and hurts you.

    The students should demand and apology and start the usual Civil Right mantra- complain, protest, boycott, sue, etc.  But they won’t because the J-Word System is Inside Their Heads- they don’t want to be called racist on the Internet.  We are all good Talumudics now.

    Comprehend- http://incogman.net/10/2012/we-all-know-whats-going-on-here/

    Resist- http://www.ramzpaul.com/2012/10/a-new-declaration-of-independence.html

  • Tim

    I don`t agree with this at all!! That being said,  those that don`t live in Texas seem to forget one thing . We fought our own Civil War and it wasn`t against the North. It was against Mexico… Sam Houston, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie are our primary heroes, not Jeb Stuart or Robert E. Lee. Yes, we were part of the Confederacy but I would put that down as a “police action”  or NATO effort where the War of 1836 was both our Revolutionary and Civil war rolled up into one…

  • Tim

    Texas is a stand alone entity.  But when we are coupled with another region it is usually with The Southwest vis a vis stage coaches, Comanches and cattle drives.  East Texas may have some Steamboat heritage in her but thats about it…

  • C_C_Conrad

     That’s a good historical point.  But let’s not lose sight of the real issue here.  It does not matter what war our ancestors fought in or whether you hero is Davy Crockett or Nathan Bedford Forrest.  The anti-whites & non-whites are intent on destroying every vestige of our history & us.  This of course, will eventually include YOU. 
    www. jackswar. com

  • Maybe they can replace it with Jay-Zs’ ’99 Problems’ or any other rap classic:


  • 325air82

    Ted Kennedy was not only a traitor to his country but his wife and religion as well

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    I dunno, I fly the Red Ensign.