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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
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    Yep thats what i took from your post. Then I also posted the same and aggreed with you. Then you thanked me for my post. It seemed pretty clear to me but as I myself type fast, leave words out and spell bad bacause of speed, sometimes things do get lost on here.
    Well I was responding to adpst, but his sentences didn't make sense to me and I tried to interpret them as best as I could. But yeah, it looked like he forgot to type a few words.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If redneck does mean race then what is the "redneck" race? White people? If this is true, then wouldn't all white people be rednecks? If it's a racial term what is the difference between a redneck white person and a non-redneck white person?
    this is common sense at its finest
    foreample if we ignore common sense and redneck refers to race and means ALL WHITES how silly would a person feel calling someone like say Eminem a redneck? Mark Walberg? John Stewart? hell even Bii Gates

    Thats a different group of white people with different personalities and cultures, none which are redneck
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Well I was responding to adpst, but his sentences didn't make sense to me and I tried to interpret them as best as I could. But yeah, it looked like he forgot to type a few words.
    I know I was just offereing up my two cents on how I thought you made it pretty clear what you meant and how you felt. Then I just offered that I myself type like crap sometimes and also make mistakes.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    There seems to be some confusion about this word. I tend to use it to refer to a culture, where others seem to want to use it to refer to a race.
    It doesn't matter which it refers to.

    It's, usually, used as a pejorative to describe people of The South and people not born/living in metropolitan areas.

    Either way whenever it is used like that, you're sure to find a bigot using it.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It doesn't matter which it refers to.

    It's, usually, used as a pejorative to describe people of The South and people not born/living in metropolitan areas.

    Either way whenever it is used like that, you're sure to find a bigot using it.
    Oh I agree, its not a nice word. However, this thread is related to a side thread about whether the word was racist.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Oh I agree, its not a nice word. However, this thread is related to a side thread about whether the word was racist.
    Generally speaking, it's a race based word.
    It can be used to describe black people though.

    Kind of like calling a white person a "wigger," the same reference to cultural practices of some black people being applied to a white person.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Not all whites are rednecks. Some whites are rednecks. It's a colloquialism coined to describe blue collar, low-income whites.

    You want to see a lot of rednecks in one place, a NASCAR race is a great place to start.*





    *I'm a fan, so don't get your panties in a wad. But, if you go to a race, you will see more redneckery than you ever knew existed in this country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Not all whites are rednecks. Some whites are rednecks. It's a colloquialism coined to describe blue collar, low-income whites.

    You want to see a lot of rednecks in one place, a NASCAR race is a great place to start.*





    *I'm a fan, so don't get your panties in a wad. But, if you go to a race, you will see more redneckery than you ever knew existed in this country.
    I actually don't have a problem with people calling others pejorative names, it makes it easier to spot people to don't want to associate with.

    With that said, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    If it's all fine and dandy to make remarks about some white people, it should be the same for all people of any color.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I actually don't have a problem with people calling others pejorative names, it makes it easier to spot people to don't want to associate with.

    With that said, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
    If it's all fine and dandy to make remarks about some white people, it should be the same for all people of any color.
    I agree.

    Its okay for all or not okay for anyone.

    That is the true meaning of racial equality.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I agree.

    Its okay for all or not okay for anyone.

    That is the true meaning of racial equality.
    Exactly, it seems perfectly acceptable to a lot of people to talk down about Southerners/rural people and they do it so openly.
    Why not everyone else?

    The way I understand it is that in New England states, it's pretty common for people of Southern Heritage to be discriminated against.
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