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

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    Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state not a southern state....
    Read the entire PDF. It indicates schools in all southern states.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

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    It was done under gun-point because of the level of resistance to it. And I think Your Star just offered you proof that you are wrong about southern schools being desegregated in the '50s.
    Yes, she did and I thank her for that. It still doesn't change my point about redneck being okay to use as a bigoted remark while others are not allowed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state not a southern state....
    The report is on desegregation of schools in the south, funded by a school in Maryland.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Yes, she did and I thank her for that. It still doesn't change my point about redneck being okay to use as a bigoted remark while others are not allowed.
    OK... I agree with you. So, we agree that southern schools were NOT desegregated by the end of the 50's and that redneck is a racist remark against poor southern whites.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    OK... I agree with you. So, we agree that southern schools were NOT desegregated by the end of the 50's and that redneck is a racist remark against poor southern whites.
    Correction.

    Any southern whites. At least coming from people even so close as this very forum who generalize the entire south (not just the poor) as rednecks.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Correction.

    Any southern whites. At least coming from people even so close as this very forum who generalize the entire south (not just the poor) as rednecks.
    Well, then those folks are using the term incorrectly. It is a slur towards poor southern whites.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Since this topic started over a comment I made, I think you also should know that I got the phrase "red neckitude" from an episode of King of Hill where Dale builds a 39 ft tower, since 40ft would violate zoning laws, which later collapses into Kahn's front yard where he then calls a cop to arrest Dale for "reckless red neckitude."

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

    It derives literally from someone who works in the sun and therefore get sunburn on his neck while toiling outside. It has evolved to mean the laboring class which of course would include all races.

    When the democrats make statements about rednecks they are in fact showing their disdain for the labor. I for one do not know how union members can tolerate being governed by people with such disdain for them.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Since we are talking about current usage, I know lots of rednecks who have never even been to the south. The rural areas in the north are full of them. I do like Foxworthy's defintion: A glorious lack of sophistication.

    It's not a racist term. It's classist.

    Is "asshole" a sexist term? I rarely hear women referred to as "assholes".
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Since we are talking about current usage, I know lots of rednecks who have never even been to the south. The rural areas in the north are full of them. I do like Foxworthy's defintion: A glorious lack of sophistication.

    It's not a racist term. It's classist.

    Is "asshole" a sexist term? I rarely hear women referred to as "assholes".

    I don't know; I know some women who think "pussy" is a sexist term (when used as an invective), regardless of whether it's applied to a male or female.
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