Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 17:28:22 -0500
From: Peggy Smith dj611[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU
Subject: Re: Neck hue.
I wrote the second message. I am a high school English teacher
in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. "Red-neck" is not really used up here,
but is taken to mean "poor white trash". In my school putting this
expression on a class t-shirt would be at least as inflammatory and
exclusionary as a group of black students putting a quote using
"nigger" in it and meaning it to apply to the whole class. It just
isn't done, and free speech be damned.