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

    Growing up in the west as I did, the term Redneck didn't mean southern at all. It meant western rural -- ranchers, cowboys, farmers and the like. It wasn't really even a statement on class so much as it was state of mind.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Growing up in the west as I did, the term Redneck didn't mean southern at all. It meant western rural -- ranchers, cowboys, farmers and the like. It wasn't really even a statement on class so much as it was state of mind.
    Gardener--I can so relate to that. The current (southern) "redneck" terminology didn't really come into play for me until Foxworthy made it his cash cow.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Growing up in the west as I did, the term Redneck didn't mean southern at all. It meant western rural -- ranchers, cowboys, farmers and the like. It wasn't really even a statement on class so much as it was state of mind.
    Yeah, I grew up in Texas in the 80s, and never heard the term.
    When I was growing up, country-bumpkin type folks were referred to as "hicks" or "kickers" (short for ****-kickers). There was one other popular term; I forget what it was now, but it wasn't "rednecks".
    I think it started with an H, and was two syllables. It's right on the tip of my tongue.

    Anyway, those were to describe ignorant country-folk, and I don't recall ever hearing a term, during my youth, to describe poor or working-class people in general.
    "Trailer-trash" and "ghetto" both entered the popular lexicon in the mid-90s, long after I was already grown.

    In my personal experience, I've found "redneck" to be a mostly self-applied, tongue-in-cheek label, which is worn with a modicum of pride by rural working-class Southern conservatives.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

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    http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshal...pressrel67.pdf

    There's your proof.

    Also this story makes me sad to be from Georgia, where they are still having segregated proms in this one county. Also in the story it states that the school wasn't integrated until 1971.

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    Damn if thats true thats pathetic and sad indeed. A total disgrace to what america is or atleast TRYING no to be.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    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.
    I know people who think that "niggardly" is a racist term, but it isn't.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Damn if thats true thats pathetic and sad indeed. A total disgrace to what america is or atleast TRYING no to be.
    We had two proms when I went to school. One for everybody and one for blacks.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Damn if thats true thats pathetic and sad indeed. A total disgrace to what america is or atleast TRYING no to be.
    Yep it's true. Granted it mainly happens in very rural towns where they can go under the radar of most people. But it does become a story every now and then. I remember a few years back they integrated the prom at another school that had segregated proms, and some people got all angry about it, and basically everyone was amazed that people cared so much about them being seperate. It's amazing how progressive Atlanta is, and how ass backwards the country can be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We had two proms when I went to school. One for everybody and one for blacks.
    Not sure what you are saying here?
    Did you have two proms one for "everybody" including blacks and one for blacks or one for everybody BUT blacks and one for blacks?
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yep it's true. Granted it mainly happens in very rural towns where they can go under the radar of most people. But it does become a story every now and then. I remember a few years back they integrated the prom at another school that had segregated proms, and some people got all angry about it, and basically everyone was amazed that people cared so much about them being seperate. It's amazing how progressive Atlanta is, and how ass backwards the country can be.
    wow truly sad and it is shocking that a large enough group of people can be so dumb still
    BUT this is also true in reverse and with just about every group out there, all groups have their extremist, but at this point its more shocking that people still want segregated proms, pathetic. Even more sad a school goes along with it.
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    Re: Does the term redneck refer to a culture or race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yep it's true. Granted it mainly happens in very rural towns where they can go under the radar of most people. But it does become a story every now and then. I remember a few years back they integrated the prom at another school that had segregated proms, and some people got all angry about it, and basically everyone was amazed that people cared so much about them being seperate. It's amazing how progressive Atlanta is, and how ass backwards the country can be.
    I read an article in TIME back in the early 90s about a small town in Alabama or somewhere that canceled prom entirely because they had a rule (at their public high school) about mixed-race couples not attending, and students were refusing to follow the rule.
    One student was taking the matter to court; she was biracial, and found it unfair that as the daughter of a white mother, she was considered "black" and was unable to attend with her white boyfriend.

    This was not exactly going on "under the radar"; everybody in the town apparently knew about the no-race-mixing policy and approved of it. It was presented as a policy to prevent fights and disorderly conduct at a school function.
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