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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "Redneck" isn't a racial slur.
    How so? Have you ever heard of anyone but a poor white person called a redneck? Do you know the origin of the term?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    How is it that the bolded statement isn't racist when if I said "Real Housewives of Atlanta's demographics are n*****s and people of low income" I would be infracted on this website for that and everyone on here would attack me for it. Can you explain that? And I don't want to hear the excuse that they call themselves rednecks. Black people call themselves n***a all the time but it still isn't cool if I say it.
    Rednecks and people of low income aren't races. Actually, if you knew what they were, rednecks fit well within people of low income. It's actually a slang term for poor southern farmers who happen to white and not white people in general. Your feigned outrage is noted though.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "Redneck" isn't a racial slur.
    And racial slurs are not always racial slurs.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    How is it that the bolded statement isn't racist when if I said "Real Housewives of Atlanta's demographics are n*****s and people of low income" I would be infracted on this website for that and everyone on here would attack me for it. Can you explain that? And I don't want to hear the excuse that they call themselves rednecks. Black people call themselves n***a all the time but it still isn't cool if I say it.
    Rednecks ever had to sit at the back of the bus? Have they ever been enslaved and bought and sold? Have they ever been forced to go to different schools? Have they ever had to use separate water fountains and bathrooms? Have they ever been systematically denied the right to vote?

    That is the difference between using the term redneck and the n-word.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Rednecks ever had to sit at the back of the bus? Have they ever been enslaved and bought and sold? Have they ever been forced to go to different schools? Have they ever had to use separate water fountains and bathrooms? Have they ever been systematically denied the right to vote?
    Black rednecks have, sure.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Black rednecks have, sure.
    I know a lot of black rednecks. Most black Southern rappers take pride in their redneckishness.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    How so? Have you ever heard of anyone but a poor white person called a redneck? Do you know the origin of the term?
    I never paid much attention. You know you're a redneck when . . .

    1. You think "loading the dishwasher" means getting your wife drunk.

    2. You ever cut your grass and found a car.

    3. You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren't.

    4. You think the stock market has a fence around it.

    5. Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.

    6. Your boat has not left the drive-way in 15 years.

    7. You own a homemade fur coat.

    8. Chiggers are included on your list of top 5 hygiene concerns.

    9. You burn your yard rather than mow it.

    10. Your wife has ever said, "Come move this transmission so I can take a bath"

    11. You read the Auto Trader with a highlight pen.

    12. The Salvation Army declines your mattress.

    13. You've ever raked leaves in your kitchen.

    14. Birds are attracted to your beard.

    15. Your wife's job requires her to wear an orange vest.

    16. You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.

    17. You have the local taxidermist's number on speed dial.

    18. You've ever hit a deer with your car...deliberately.

    19. Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos"

    20. You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    And racial slurs are not always racial slurs.
    And DP posts don't always make sense.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Rednecks ever had to sit at the back of the bus? Have they ever been enslaved and bought and sold? Have they ever been forced to go to different schools? Have they ever had to use separate water fountains and bathrooms? Have they ever been systematically denied the right to vote?

    That is the difference between using the term redneck and the n-word.
    Have you yourself ever done any of those thinga?

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Rednecks and people of low income aren't races. Actually, if you knew what they were, rednecks fit well within people of low income. Your feigned outrage is noted though.
    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Rednecks ever had to sit at the back of the bus? Have they ever been enslaved and bought and sold? Have they ever been forced to go to different schools? Have they ever had to use separate water fountains and bathrooms? Have they ever been systematically denied the right to vote?

    That is the difference between using the term redneck and the n-word.
    Obviously none of you know the what the term means.
    A) Redneck is in reference Irish slaves. If any of you know a person of Irish descent or are Irish/Scottish yourself, you know what happens to an Irishman's skin when exposed to the sun for a while. Hence, rednecks.
    B) A black person cannot be a redneck because they're black. Simple as that. Their skin does not turn red.
    C) Rednecks were frowned upon in the south due to the fact that they were viewed as no better than black slaves.

    Some of you guys need to bone up on your history before you decide what you think is racist and what isn't. I find it funny that two terms that have the exact same origins are viewed so differently. Both were farm workers. Both were looked down upon by their "owners".
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