Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 10:06:25 -0500

From: mmcdaniel mmcdaniel_at_interval-miami[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INTERVAL-INTL.COM

Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 25 Oct 1997 to 26 Oct 1997

Is there no respect for cultural and racial diversity in the schools

in your area? These students would be prohibited from wearing this

shirt in my school and the class advisor who permitted its printing

and distribution would be called on the carpet. If the assumption

that this is acceptable in the school is universal, I think there is a

much deeper problem than a group of linguists can solve. And it

stinks out loud.

I think the term "redneck" does not mean what it used to. The term is

somewhat self-deprecatingly applied, and has become more the opposite

of "city slicker." There may be no racial overtones.