Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 03:27:30 -0500
From: "David A. Johns" djohns[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PEACHNET.CAMPUS.MCI.NET
Subject: Re: Neck hue.
At 01:23 PM 10/27/97 -0600, Brian Callarman wrote:
I suppose that the term "red neck" carries a different conotation
to the people
of different regions. Personally, when I read the message about
the high school
sophomores who made the T-shirts in question, racial discrimination
was about the
last thing that crossed my mind. I grew up in a very rural part of
and "red neck" has always been a part of my personal lexicon, but
it has never
really meant anything more than someone who was a farmer-type. It
the same meaning as "ploy-boy" or "country-boy".
Do we have two different concerns being expressed here? Are some
people concerned about how those *included* in the terms would feel
about it, while others (including me) are concerned about how those
who are *excluded* would feel.
Waycross, GA 31501