Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:04:02 -0500 From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" Subject: Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc. In response to these comments > > In these > >contexts, the non-rednecks or non-fans-of-the-Confederacy are a > >captive membership. > > > >This issue is not "political correctness", whatever that means this > >month, but tyranny of the majority. Duane Campbell wrote: > Would the exclusion of these symbols, beloved by the majority, be tyranny > of the minority? No, it wouldn't. In this country a basic purpose of the Bill of Rights is to protect the minority from oppressive acts by government and the majority. When a symbol the Confederate flag is used by government or majority groups to threaten or silence a minority, that is an oppressive act, a form of tyranny. My apologies to legal experts if I haven't stated this is the most exact legal terms. ********************************************** Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor Department of English University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC 27412 email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] URL: ***********************************************