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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 Hatuey View Post
    It's a culture thing. Rednecks tend to do things white and black people laugh at.
    "Laughing at" is hardly the extent of it....most elitist lefty bigots I encounter aren't satisfied without tossing in terms like "racists" during their guffaws.

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

    its obviously a race, rednecks are genetically inferior to normal people
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    "Laughing at" is hardly the extent of it....most elitist lefty bigots I encounter aren't satisfied without tossing in terms like "racists" during their guffaws.
    Who's fault is it that white rednecks were proud of lynching people until a few decades ago? The "stereotype" of the dumb white racist southerner is not based on fairy tales. It's based on the reality that was the American South until a few Congressional acts ago. Now tell us about how the North had racism too.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    Anti-nonwhite racism is usually an expression of supremacist dominance. Anti-white racism is the reaction to that. Equating them by appeal to intuitive notions of "fairness," but African-Americans who dislike whites (with Anglo-Saxon Protestant whites being the central category), aren't acting out of their desire to reinstitute disenfranchisement of those people; they're responding to their own disenfranchisement, or at least what they believe to be their own disenfranchisement. It's still wrong to generalize, but it's not born of the same instincts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cochise View Post
    Anti-nonwhite racism is usually an expression of supremacist dominance. Anti-white racism is the reaction to that. Equating them by appeal to intuitive notions of "fairness," but African-Americans who dislike whites (with Anglo-Saxon Protestant whites being the central category), aren't acting out of their desire to reinstitute disenfranchisement of those people; they're responding to their own disenfranchisement, or at least what they believe to be their own disenfranchisement. It's still wrong to generalize, but it's not born of the same instincts.
    Whatever the motivation, its still ignorant, wrong headed, and flat out stupid.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Who's fault is it that white rednecks were proud of lynching people until a few decades ago? The "stereotype" of the dumb white racist southerner is not based on fairy tales. It's based on the reality that was the American South until a few Congressional acts ago. Now tell us about how the North had racism too.
    All of which happened in the latest about 40-50 years ago, which most of us present were either infants or did not exist.
    Sure go ahead and justify the continuation of bigotry because some people were mean to others, some time way back when.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cochise View Post
    Anti-nonwhite racism is usually an expression of supremacist dominance. Anti-white racism is the reaction to that. Equating them by appeal to intuitive notions of "fairness," but African-Americans who dislike whites (with Anglo-Saxon Protestant whites being the central category), aren't acting out of their desire to reinstitute disenfranchisement of those people; they're responding to their own disenfranchisement, or at least what they believe to be their own disenfranchisement. It's still wrong to generalize, but it's not born of the same instincts.
    It's meant to insult based on historical prejudice, most used by pretentious elitists.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Who's fault is it that white rednecks were proud of lynching people until a few decades ago? The "stereotype" of the dumb white racist southerner is not based on fairy tales. It's based on the reality that was the American South until a few Congressional acts ago. Now tell us about how the North had racism too.
    Lynchings happened in every state, so it just wasn't the south. The only difference is that the south must pay for trying to leave the Union, while ignoring the slave owning and racist past of the non-southern states. For example, all of the southern states had integration done in the 50's, while the rest of the country, including New England, didn't have integration until the 70's.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Lynchings happened in every state, so it just wasn't the south. The only difference is that the south must pay for trying to leave the Union, while ignoring the slave owning and racist past of the non-southern states. For example, all of the southern states had integration done in the 50's, while the rest of the country, including New England, didn't have integration until the 70's.
    False, the laws may have been on the books, but that doesn't mean they were enforced.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    False, the laws may have been on the books, but that doesn't mean they were enforced.
    It is true and the historical documentation backs up my statement. Saying that it's false and proving it are two different things. I'll give you an excellent example, in the 1950's Little Rock school district was forcibly integrated with the use of federal troops. Contrast that with the forced integration of Boston school district and the associated rioting that took place in the 1970's.

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