Making mountains out of mole hills
In the February 19, 2014 edition of the Dixie Sun the Editorial staff published the combined opinion ed. “Our View”. Because the free, game day t-shirts used the phrase “Give ‘em the D” that it was somehow sexually explicate and therefore should not be used. I disagree.
The reasoning for my utter contempt and slight anger over this opt ed is this. Why is the Dixie Sun running amuck trying to find every provocative phrase and parading it in front of our faces. Why make mountains out of mole hills? Why try to turn every fun and innocent phrase into something hurtful when it is completely obvious that no harm was EVER intended. The fact is if you wanna be offended about something you can find it. Its happened time and time again at this university. First it was our beloved motto and mascote, the Dixie Rebels, changed because people read way too much into it and found it racist. Now its the letter D. It means something mean, lets get rid of that to. When is this policing of thought and creativity going to stop? What is at stake here is more than school spirit, it is our a beautiful and deep community spirit, tied into a rich and fantastic culture and history being eroded away by petty phrases and made up bigotry. We have a fantastic school history and culture why not embrace it rather erase it?