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The Dixie Chicks Drop the “Dixie,” While Disney Plans a Splash Mountain Overhaul
In what’s been called a “diversity revolution,” brands and organizations are continuing to shed elements of their past that are still rooted in problematic racial stereotypes. Most notable in today’s news were two decisions from the entertainment world.
The Dixie Chicks elected to drop the “Dixie” portion of their name, making them just “The Chicks.” The country music group did so quietly and without any official announcement, simply posting a statement on their website saying, “We want to meet this moment.”
Meanwhile, Disney Parks’ Splash Mountain is getting a long-overdue overhaul. The ride’s story is currently based on The …