Redneck-the last racist target

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    Nat-Geo formerly known as National Geographic tried a new reality show titled "Rocket City Rednecks". In case you didn't get the joke it seems that smart people who have the engineering skills to develop and launch rockets actually ....get this....talk with a southern accent. That's it. I haven't seen it in a while so I expect it lasted about three shows. The Nashville Network has a show coming up called "Redneck Vacations". A lot of people might assume that the Nashville Network is a hick company but it's pure MTV Hollywood. The gist of the show is to exploit people with Southern accents and pretend they are ignorant of everything that makes America great. Just imagine a dumb Hillbilly renting an exclusive hotel room in NYC. It's a yuk a minute ain't it?
     
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    I was unaware that redneck was a race.
     
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    Redneck-White Southern male. It's close enough to the pop-culture's image of race to qualify.
     
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    If you were walking your 6th grader to school..Because you are in the same grade.....

    You could be a redneck!!
     
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    Who knew Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy hated southern white people?
     
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    if you own a home that is mobile and five cars that aren't....

    you might be a redneck
     
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    If you took you fishin' pole to Sea World...

    ...You might be a Redneck
     
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    I rest my case. Ya see, or maybe you don't see, It's OK to have some fun as long as the targets are still laughing. Put some black greasepaint on and tell some jokes and the humor goes out of the minstrel show. The fine line between humor and ridicule is crossed when the targets are stereotyped. There are no more minstrel shows and as a matter of fact Hollywood cut an important part of the classic Crosby movie "Hollywood Inn" because the Lincoln holiday had a blackface routine. We aren't even talking about a comedy routine in "redneck vacations". It's a serious show designed to reinforce bigoted assumptions of Southern lifestyles that died out a hundred years ago if they existed at all.
     
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    Ever hear anyone say "I can't wait to retire, so I can move up north."

    But they claim we're the stupid ones. :lol:
     
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    Hard to have a red neck if you are a person of color.......Just sayin................
     

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