Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 05:45:18 -0500 From: "David A. Johns" Subject: Re: redneck, nigger, good ole boy, kicker, etc. At 10:20 PM 10/27/97 +0000, Duane Campbell wrote: > Would the exclusion of these symbols, beloved by the majority, be tyranny > of the minority? Excluding them as items of individual expression or as symbols of a voluntary group would be, in my opinion, with the possible exception of symbols so inflammatory that they constituted "fighting words" in an environment where those who found them offensive were a captive group. Excluding them as majority-imposed symbols of an entire group would not. So a Confederate flag on a pickup truck is fine; over the statehouse or at a college football game isn't, in my opinion. -- David Johns Waycross College Waycross, GA 31501