Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 17:28:22 -0500 From: Peggy Smith Subject: Re: Neck hue. Brian, 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. Peggy Smith