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Yesterday's MorningNewsBeat featured a story about how the Dixie Cup found success - a decade after its creation - when it was marketed as a direct response to the health issues created by the 1918 Spanish Flu.

But then an MNB reader posed a question:  In 2020, is it politically correct to use the term "Dixie Cup"?

This made KC wonder … where did the name come from?  Is it reflective of some sort of racist framing?

The good news:  there's this thing called the Internet that allowed KC to get to the bottom of the situation.