An official with the City of Winston-Salem confirmed to FOX8 that Councilman James Taylor Jr. will no longer consider changing the name of the Dixie Classic Fair.
On Tuesday, Taylor told FOX8 that some of the people he represents find the “Dixie Classic Fair” name to be “offensive.”
Taylor said that some people were “angry” with the name and believed the city should consider changing it. He added that — as a city that is progressive — and is continuing to move forward, they needed a name that “everyone can appreciate.”
Taylor stressed that he wanted “to talk to the people first,” and if they didn’t want to change it they wouldn’t change it.
On Wednesday, a press release from the City of Winston-Salem said that Taylor “has heard from numerous individuals through calls, social media and email who feel strongly against changing the name.”
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