Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:27:58 -0500 From: "Bethany K. Dumas" Subject: Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc. On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, David A. Johns wrote: > It seems to me that the issue is the same one surrounding the > inclusion of the Confederate battle flag in the state flags of South > Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, or the use of that flag or the > Li'l Reb mascot for high schools throughout the South. In these > contexts, the non-rednecks or non-fans-of-the-Confederacy are a > captive membership. I think this issue has become doubly confused (surprise!). If I read you right, you equate "non-rednecks" with "non-fans-of-the Confederacy." Is that your meaning? And if you do that (please correct me if I am wrong), you probably ALSO equate "rednecks" (whatever your definition is) with "fans-of-the Confederacy." Right? Puhleeze! This is East Tennessee -- Union country! There are very few fans of the Confederacy here! Let us not mix labels any more than we mix metaphors! Bethany, who had never known more than 2-3 people who admitted to being Republicans until she moved to East Tennessee, and who still says that out loud in public