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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

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    I guess it's just coincidence that all rednecks are white. How stupid.
    I agree how stupid it is for you to have that opinion. Maybe you should read my post again slower, all rednecks are not white depending on where you are at. In WV there are many black rednecks and thats what people call them. Sorry youre misinformed
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I guess it's just coincidence that all rednecks are white. How stupid.
    I am black and their was a time people called me a "black redneck" and I know a whole lot of em in Indiana. It's like the word "nigger" comes in all colors.

    Was a time I had a pickup and rifle rack. Even lived in a double wide. So yes it can and does happen, lol.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I am black and their was a time people called me a "black redneck" and I know a whole lot of em in Indiana. It's like the word "nigger" comes in all colors.
    I agree that the word nigger covers all colors, but the folks on the other side of this issue don't see it that way.

    Ultimately, they're excusing a racial slur, because it happens to apply to white people. You know and I know that if, "redneck", applied to any other race, it would suddenly become un-cool. It's the result of politically correct indoctrination.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    I agree how stupid it is for you to have that opinion. Maybe you should read my post again slower, all rednecks are not white depending on where you are at. In WV there are many black rednecks and thats what people call them. Sorry youre misinformed
    Post some non-anecdotal examples of the term being applied in such a manner. I've been all over the world and have never, ever heard redneck applied to a person that wasn't white. When it was used, it was an obvious insult towards that person's race.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree that the word nigger covers all colors, but the folks on the other side of this issue don't see it that way.

    Ultimately, they're excusing a racial slur, because it happens to apply to white people. You know and I know that if, "redneck", applied to any other race, it would suddenly become un-cool. It's the result of politically correct indoctrination.
    "Redneck" is more often used as a term of pride than one of racial prejudice. It is far more likely a term like "cracker" or "honky" to be used. It has nothing at all to do with anyone being PC.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree that the word nigger covers all colors, but the folks on the other side of this issue don't see it that way.

    Ultimately, they're excusing a racial slur, because it happens to apply to white people. You know and I know that if, "redneck", applied to any other race, it would suddenly become un-cool. It's the result of politically correct indoctrination.
    Correction. If the redneck culture didn't promote racism (admittedly it does less so than it has in the past, but there is still an element there) than looking down at that culture would become uncool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    "Redneck" is more often used as a term of pride than one of racial prejudice. It would far more likely for the term "cracker" or "honky" to be used in that case. It has nothing at all to do with anyone being PC.
    I think its both. But pride can be used to promote the group or race over other groups or races to the point it becomes racist. For example, skinheads consider themselves a pride group as does La Raza.

    You have to be careful with pride.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Post some non-anecdotal examples of the term being applied in such a manner. I've been all over the world and have never, ever heard redneck applied to a person that wasn't white. When it was used, it was an obvious insult towards that person's race.
    So you are basing this on anecdotal evidence even though it flies in the face of the vote here and most others experience? OK. Nothing to argue here.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Post some non-anecdotal examples of the term being applied in such a manner. I've been all over the world and have never, ever heard redneck applied to a person that wasn't white. When it was used, it was an obvious insult towards that person's race.
    You being "all over the world" is meaningless as you are just 100% wrong lol The word has infact been used to describe "hicks" or "country bumpkins" of any color including black and thats a fact. Like I said not only does it happen a poster in this very thread said he is black and has been called a redneck.

    Sorry you can disagree all you want but if wont change the fact you are wrong and need to get out more.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Correction. If the redneck culture didn't promote racism (admittedly it does less so than it has in the past, but there is still an element there) than looking down at that culture would become uncool.



    I think its both. But pride can be used to promote the group or race over other groups or races to the point it becomes racist. For example, skinheads consider themselves a pride group as does La Raza.

    You have to be careful with pride.
    I agree in general It does promote racisim but not all are racist of course and i also agree you do have to be careful with pride.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    No **** no lie, I have this friend who worked in a fire department in a very rural area in North Carolina.

    The Chief of the fire department was a black man, big Arms, real tall man. He chewed tobacco, had a strong southern drawl, lived in a small house, loved to go fishin', had a confederate flag tag on the front of his pickup.

    There are rednecks black guys out there, though this particular guy is hardly the norm.
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