That was the excuse used for banning the song Dixie from Ole Miss' football games.
The school band played the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy at football games for seven decades.
George Orwell noted:
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term genocide, observed:
Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.Read more here ►
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