Redneck Days at AZ High School causes outrage

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 03:54 PM
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I thought Rednecks were hard working coal miners? How did they become "racists"?

I think people are looking for reasons to go off the rails. Really!? Your gonna call the NAACP for this? I could see having "KKK-Day" is completely inappropriate but Rednecks? We have Irish, Mexican, Native American Parades without issue (don't have a "White Folk Day" though, and I'm NOT proposing this).

I don't think Redneck qualifies as a racist term.




posted on May, 2 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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Political correction kills! There is nothing racist dressing and celebrating a event about rednecks most would take from television. Just enjoy the day and do not allow a symbol or a word or whatever offend you if you cannot take students dressing and acting as stereotypical rednecks.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by wrkn4livn
www.usatoday.com...

I thought Rednecks were hard working coal miners? How did they become "racists"?

I think people are looking for reasons to go off the rails. Really!? Your gonna call the NAACP for this? I could see having "KKK-Day" is completely inappropriate but Rednecks? We have Irish, Mexican, Native American Parades without issue (don't have a "White Folk Day" though, and I'm NOT proposing this).

I don't think Redneck qualifies as a racist term.





This article is confusing. If anything, the term "redneck" is a derogatory term used against white people. But this is saying blacks were upset.

Or is it really about the confederate flag some kid was wearing and the story just has a bad title for attention?

Help me out here?
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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:06 PM
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Lets make sure we are all using the correct words in order to not ever offend anyone in any ways.. But lets not worry about anything actually important like corruption in government/corps, pollution, ect.. God forbid we spend our time fixing things that actually matter in the world.

OH please dont hurt my feelings, i might cry... Get a job and a life, worry about things that matter.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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Back in the 70's, the name "redneck" in high schools up north referred to students who always wanted to start fights and cause trouble. It was never considered raciest.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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Please, I live in Kentucky. The home of Guntucky, Turtle Man and Moonshiners. If this doesnt offend me, it shouldn't offend anyone.

This whole polically correctness and racial stuff is way out of hand.

I work for for a company in Louisville that has a majority of African American employees. I am the monority. But, I have to listen to them all day talk about the "cracker" down the street. BUT the minute I would say something about the "black guy" down the street I would end up in the HR office being escorted out of the building.

I got into hot water not too long ago, for saying "Real men wear pink" when a black, homophobic guy heard me say it he sent me a scathing email telling me it offended him. OK. I was shocked. The statement was made in response to my boss saying...sorry guys..I dont have any masculine colors, only pink when she was handing out Valentines to our team.

I got a formal reprimand. I was left in shock and now I just sit there and don't say anything. I need my job too bad. I even applied to work at home to get out of there before I innocently said something else to offend him, because he is apparently easily offended and everything is a slur to him.

On another note, he made a comment to me a couple weeks ago that he was shocked when he saw my daughter's prom pictures that her date was African American. I said "why does that shock you" He responded, I didn't think you would allow that. I said, then, you do not know me very well and walked off.

It is a serious double standard and it really really irritates me.

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by k21968
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Please, I live in Kentucky. The home of Guntucky, Turtle Man and Moonshiners. If this doesnt offend me, it shouldn't offend anyone.

This whole polically correctness and racial stuff is way out of hand.

I work for for a company in Louisville that has a majority of African American employees. I am the monority. But, I have to listen to them all day talk about the "cracker" down the street. BUT the minute I would say something about the "black guy" down the street I would end up in the HR office being escorted out of the building.

I got into hot water not too long ago, for saying "Real men wear pink" when a black, homophobic guy heard me say it he sent me a scathing email telling me it offended him. OK. I was shocked. The statement was made in response to my boss saying...sorry guys..I dont have any masculine colors, only pink when she was handing out Valentines to our team.

I got a formal reprimand. I was left in shock and now I just sit there and don't say anything. I need my job too bad. I even applied to work at home to get out of there before I innocently said something else to offend him, because he is apparently easily offended and everything is a slur to him.

On another note, he made a comment to me a couple weeks ago that he was shocked when he saw my daughter's prom pictures that her date was African American. I said "why does that shock you" He responded, I didn't think you would allow that. I said, then, you do not know me very well and walked off.

It is a serious double standard and it really really irritates me.

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Sounds about right.. double standards, judgement, pushed into submission from job intimidation. People of other color then white can say whatever they want, white people are held to a different standard and automatically in the wrong before they open their mouths.

This is the new america. Sorry but I have never owned any slaves, from what I know my family never has, if they did I wasn't there to have a say and I have no care what they did because I can only control what i do. This may sound racist to most but I have met VERY FEW blacks/mexicans that were quality people, now I have also met plenty of white people who weren't to much of quality people either, but if you look at the statistics its minorities that are draining this country along with the elites who run it, people like me are just stuck in the middle with the bill and being told to stfu and love it.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:28 PM
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This article is confusing. If anything, the term "redneck" is a derogatory term used against white people. But this is saying blacks were upset.
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Redneck is not a derogatory term to be used against white people, its not related just to the south, you can call me a redneck since I live in upper wisconsin, go hunting for food, drive an old car, and live with the land not off of it.

I guess the term means more than one thing and the content in which it is delivered should be looked at. In this part of the woods, people who come to do some Tourisum are called terrorist, or City Slickers if the shoe fits I guess the term fits, but to take offense at having a red neck day is complete reverse racisum, Do I complain about the Day of the Dead celebrations, or Martin Luther king, or Columbus Day, NO because this is all part of WHO WE ARE, we all need something in our lives to feel good about even if it is just a day of celebration no matter what it is.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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The double standard is total garbage. If blacks can have a "black history month", and hispanics can have their "cinco de mayo", then why is having a "redneck day" such a big deal?

Are we not allowed to celebrate the hard-working, blue collar white American who's neck turns red from long hours working in the sun?

What the hell is this country coming to, when whites have to walk on eggshells so as not to offend? This isn't "equality", this has turned upside down into something stupid.

Rednecks, stand up and be proud! The rest of y'all, get over yourselves already!! Everybody should have the right to be proud of who they are, and when you react like that, you show yourselves to be the real racists.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen

Originally posted by wrkn4livn
www.usatoday.com...

I thought Rednecks were hard working coal miners? How did they become "racists"?

I think people are looking for reasons to go off the rails. Really!? Your gonna call the NAACP for this? I could see having "KKK-Day" is completely inappropriate but Rednecks? We have Irish, Mexican, Native American Parades without issue (don't have a "White Folk Day" though, and I'm NOT proposing this).

I don't think Redneck qualifies as a racist term.





This article is confusing. If anything, the term "redneck" is a derogatory term used against white people. But this is saying blacks were upset.

Or is it really about the confederate flag some kid was wearing and the story just has a bad title for attention?

Help me out here?
edit on 5/2/13 by AnonymousCitizen because: (no reason given)


I think your on to it. It must be the Confederate flag, which DOES have a racist overtone what with the south and the slavery connection.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
The double standard is total garbage. If blacks can have a "black history month", and hispanics can have their "cinco de mayo", then why is having a "redneck day" such a big deal?

Are we not allowed to celebrate the hard-working, blue collar white American who's neck turns red from long hours working in the sun?

What the hell is this country coming to, when whites have to walk on eggshells so as not to offend? This isn't "equality", this has turned upside down into something stupid.

Rednecks, stand up and be proud! The rest of y'all, get over yourselves already!! Everybody should have the right to be proud of who they are, and when you react like that, you show yourselves to be the real racists.



I think you are absolutely correct. if cacastion hearatige people try to celebrate, they are racist. Total double standard.

We are "stuck", as an earlier poster said. Those of Caucasian back ground are expected to just shut up and take it. Even talking about make me think I'm doing something wrong. I guess I've been "re educated".





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