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METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson announced plans to change the name of her New Orleans-based Dixie Brewing company, along with all Dixie-branded products, because of the connotations associated with the name.
The term Dixie has been associated with the Southern United States dating to the days of the Confederacy.
"We recognize that our nation and community are currently engaged in critical conversations about racism and systemic social issues that have caused immeasurable pain and oppression of our black and brown communities," Benson said in a...