Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 03:27:30 -0500


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

Central Texas

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

carries about

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.


David Johns

Waycross College

Waycross, GA 31501