The Reaction to the Dixie Chicks’ Name Change Is Telling

Curated via Twitter from Glamour’s twitter account….

And then last week they released a protest song and announced that the group is dropping Dixie (the word refers to the Southern states which formerly made up the Confederacy) from their name to become The Chicks.

White Southern women are much more likely to be conservative Evangelical Christians than those on the coasts—which is why singers like The Chicks and Dolly Parton (who dropped the Dixie from her Stampede dinner show in 2018) were so important to me.

Fans were incensed, and the Dixie Chicks were blacklisted from thousands of radio stations across the country and lost lucrative partnership deals and sponsorships.

But the uprising that’s currently happening around the country is forcing white Americans to grapple with our nation’s brutal past and present in a way like never before, and the reaction to The Chicks’ activism this time around is markedly different.

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