Monday, February 12, 2018
UGLY KANSAS CITY ZOO BABY GIRAFFE NAMED DIXIE: IS THAT KINDA RACIST?!?!
A question of nomenclature for our blog community tonight . . .
The name was announced today . . .
A long-time zoo donor stepped forward to name the new female giraffe calf Dixie.
Dixie was born on Friday, February 2. Right after birth she weighed 105 pounds and stood around 5 feet tall!
Dixie will remain behind the scenes with Lizzie until conditions warm up enough for her to visit the outdoor exhibit.
And so . . .
The "Dixie" name probably isn't referring to cheap plastic party cups given that Dixie is a historical nickname for the Southern United States, especially those states that composed the Confederate States of America.
However . . .
Given the aesthetic challenges of the cutsie baby giraffe . . . The "dixie" moniker might be a bit of irony on holdout fans of Southern "tradition" or at least a reference to it's ugly legacy of white Supremacy.
You decide . . .