Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 22:48:28 -0500
From: "David A. Johns" djohns[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PEACHNET.CAMPUS.MCI.NET
Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 25 Oct 1997 to 26 Oct 1997
At 10:06 AM 10/27/97 -0500, MMcDaniel wrote:
I think the term "redneck" does not mean what it used to. The
somewhat self-deprecatingly applied, and has become more the
of "city slicker." There may be no racial overtones.
Here in Southeast Georgia working class whites (but not middle class
and up) have taken "redneck" as their term of choice, so that
particular group would enjoy having it as a school-sanctioned term.
But more educated whites would be offended by it, since to them it
has simply replaced "white trash" as a negative label for uneducated
country folk. And certainly no one would ever call a black person a
redneck; it's totally exclusionary in that dimension.
Waycross, GA 31501