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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Black rednecks have, sure.
    Not because they were country. It was because they were black.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

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    I never paid much attention. You know you're a redneck when . . .
    Obviously. And if posted a list of "You know you're a n****r when...." I'd be booted off this site.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Have you yourself ever done any of those thinga?
    Of course not. I am white. This persecution complex by many social conservatives and members of the religious right is pathetic in my opinion. Moreover, it is a slap in the face to people that actually have faced persecution.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Not because they were country. It was because they were black.
    Correct, the state did indeed racially discriminate against blacks.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I never paid much attention. You know you're a redneck when . . .
    I swear, calling "redneck" a "racial slur" is absolutely ridiculous. Jeff Foxworthy sells out shows in the South by having himself and 3 of his closest friends call themselves rednecks for an hour. There are entire TV programs centered around the word "redneck". There are TV shows that thrive off redneck culture. Find me a single black comedian who could do that with nigger and get away with it. When's A&E gonna start shows about called Ghetto Dynasty? Lol. It'll center around the Thompson family. We'll follow Jermaine as he walks through the ghettos in Chicago, sells weed for the Vice Lords and then comes home to make koolaid & ketchup spaghetti.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    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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    It matters what the term means now. The N-Word has always been a derogatory term that white's used for blacks. What redneck meant 200 years ago is not what it means today. The fact is, as I stated earlier, its not the same thing. I grew up in the rural south. Many people would have called me a redneck when I grew up. However, I never faced systematic discrimination because of it. That is the difference.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of course not. I am white. This persecution complex by many social conservatives and members of the religious right is pathetic in my opinion. Moreover, it is a slap in the face to people that actually have faced persecution.
    You speak of slaps in the face as you proudly display a picture depicting a nun lighting a bong for your avatar? Ironic.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Obviously. And if posted a list of "You know you're a n****r when...." I'd be booted off this site.
    Yes, you would. That's the point. Nigger is a racial slur. Redneck is not.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yes, you would. That's the point. Nigger is a racial slur.
    It is a racial slur sometimes, entirely dependent on the race of the speaker (or so the argument goes).

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It matters what the term means now. The N-Word has always been a derogatory term that white's used for blacks. What redneck meant 200 years ago is not what it means today. The fact is, as I stated earlier, its not the same thing. I grew up in the rural south. Many people would have called me a redneck when I grew up. However, I never faced systematic discrimination because of it. That is the difference.
    So n****r should be good. Black people call themselves n***a so it's cool right?
    The N word has the same origins as the R word. The difference is that our society wants to play the PC game and say one racist term is cool and one is not. I am not disputing the fact that blacks faced enormous amounts of discrimination. Nor am I attempting to trivialize that. I am bringing attention to the fact that our society has deemed it ok to use one racial slur and not another. I grew up in the rural south as well. Many times I can remember doing things as a kid like throwing rocks at dogs, etc and being told by my parents, grandparents, and neighbors "Stop acting like a redneck". It's a derogatory term that has been made ok by idiots like Foxworthy who don't even know what it feels like to work.
    Further, my grandfather and great-grandfather are of Scotch-Irish descent. They were the poorest of the poor and treated like dirt. My great-grandfather wasn't allowed to be ordained as a minister and his children weren't allowed in the market. They had to go around back to get bread and other staples. Whether you want to believe it or not, the fact is there were white people that received the same treatment as blacks.
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