School's 'Redneck Day' sparks anger

May 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Visalia Times-Delta

When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide "Redneck Day" and encouraged classmates to dress - and spoof - accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week.

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Lone Star State

Spring, TX

#1 May 2, 2013
That's just crazy. I know people from Arizona. THey may be highly educated, but on the weekends they do swill beer, have fifth wheels, and ride on quads, dirt bikes, etc. It's a different kind of redneck than say the Robertsons who are all about family and living off the land, shooting what they can and honoring their spirituality by saying prayers before every meal. It's great to have a show that isn't bleeping every 30 seconds and shows the grandma of the family always cooking for family and community. Everybody loves Miss Kay. She's an old-fashioned woman who is there for her family and cooks every day.

I think White Trash day is over the day and just seemed nasty.

Here in Texas, there is a Go Texan day where kids can wear boots and cowboy gear and they also have other days for sports where kids can wear jerseys if they wish. It's all optional. I don't think they do these things at the higher levels like high school and if they do, it's not a big deal to the kids.

I laughed when I saw Redneck Day in Arizona. It is not surprising to me.
Phoenix

Humble, TX

#2 May 2, 2013
Lone Star State wrote:
That's just crazy. I know people from Arizona. THey may be highly educated, but on the weekends they do swill beer, have fifth wheels, and ride on quads, dirt bikes, etc. It's a different kind of redneck than say the Robertsons who are all about family and living off the land, shooting what they can and honoring their spirituality by saying prayers before every meal. It's great to have a show that isn't bleeping every 30 seconds and shows the grandma of the family always cooking for family and community. Everybody loves Miss Kay. She's an old-fashioned woman who is there for her family and cooks every day.

I think White Trash day is over the day and just seemed nasty.

Here in Texas, there is a Go Texan day where kids can wear boots and cowboy gear and they also have other days for sports where kids can wear jerseys if they wish. It's all optional. I don't think they do these things at the higher levels like high school and if they do, it's not a big deal to the kids.

I laughed when I saw Redneck Day in Arizona. It is not surprising to me.
I believe it's a cultural thing.
Yo Bojiggles

London, UK

#3 May 2, 2013
same over here in the UK -- you can't do anything that might upset negroes - and now, moslems as well. They don't like shotguns and country sports, they don't like car racing, motorbikes and so on. BUT we have to applaud when they have a "diversity celebration" , during which shops are looted and people mugged and raped. and we only have a small number of them!
Say What

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 2, 2013
Dey shoulda done 'porchape day' an had all dey whiteys wear pants hangin on der ankle an struttin wit attitood. Say what? Whatchew lookin at honkey?
White Man

Miami, FL

#5 May 2, 2013
So Blacks can have a whole month with their Black History Month, yet 'Rednecks' can't have one single day?

Blacks are such cry babies!
John Flasher

United States

#6 May 2, 2013
Lone Star State wrote:
Here in Texas, there is a Go Texan day where kids can wear boots and cowboy gear
Well, I'm Native American and I'm offended by your "Go Texan Day" as it has negative connotations to my race. You'll be hearing from my attorney, Mr. Jackie Chiles, shortly!
clingon

United States

#7 May 2, 2013
John Flasher wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I'm Native American and I'm offended by your "Go Texan Day" as it has negative connotations to my race. You'll be hearing from my attorney, Mr. Jackie Chiles, shortly!
you want to play cowboy and indian again fool
ProudRedneck

Glendale, AZ

#8 May 2, 2013
Rednecks founded this country and have defended it for over two hundred years.
You Liberal scum fought with the British, The savage Indians, the Mexican Marauders and the Communist Infiltrators.
Rednecks come in all sizes and colors, both genders and from all economic levels. We are the ones who say ‘Hell No’ all enemies whether domestic or foreign.
Liberals welcome those who would kill us and destroy our Precious U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Liberals like Hanoi Jane Fonda gave comfort and aid to the Vietnam Socialist Army. Liberals like Sean Penn make those in South America feel more dedicated in hating the U.S.A. Liberals have also burned ‘Old Glory’ for sport and disrespect.
What we need is MORE Red-White-Bluenecks who are willing to stand up against oppression and dictatorships no matter where they are found…even in the U.S.A.
John Flasher

United States

#9 May 2, 2013
clingon wrote:
<quoted text>you want to play cowboy and indian again fool
Mr. Chiles will be contacting you as well.
Yo Bojiggles

London, UK

#10 May 2, 2013
same over here. anyone who flies a Union flag or celebrates St George's Day gets labelled a "Racist", "fascist" or "Chauvinist". Town halls run by the Left fly the South African flag (???). One of our mayors went to visit Chavez and Castro. Anyone standing for his country and people is demonised. We are all required to "embrace diversity", which means not complaining when a schwoogie mugs you.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#11 May 2, 2013
Yo Bojiggles wrote:
same over here. anyone who flies a Union flag or celebrates St George's Day gets labelled a "Racist", "fascist" or "Chauvinist". Town halls run by the Left fly the South African flag (???). One of our mayors went to visit Chavez and Castro. Anyone standing for his country and people is demonised. We are all required to "embrace diversity", which means not complaining when a schwoogie mugs you.
You folks need to give yer Jiggers a beat down.
Yo Bojiggles

London, UK

#12 May 2, 2013
I expect they will have another chimpout this summer. Lucky I don't live near any "Diversity hotspots"

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#13 May 2, 2013
ProudRedneck wrote:
Rednecks founded this country and have defended it for over two hundred years.
You Liberal scum fought with the British, The savage Indians, the Mexican Marauders and the Communist Infiltrators.
Rednecks come in all sizes and colors, both genders and from all economic levels. We are the ones who say ‘Hell No’ all enemies whether domestic or foreign.
Liberals welcome those who would kill us and destroy our Precious U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Liberals like Hanoi Jane Fonda gave comfort and aid to the Vietnam Socialist Army. Liberals like Sean Penn make those in South America feel more dedicated in hating the U.S.A. Liberals have also burned ‘Old Glory’ for sport and disrespect.
What we need is MORE Red-White-Bluenecks who are willing to stand up against oppression and dictatorships no matter where they are found…even in the U.S.A.
you balcony ape. we fought in every war this country ever had and helped to build its foundation. you are no more American then we are...as a matter of fact, your kind were not calling yourselves "American" until around 1815. "America" does even describe your kind but it is now a nationality so i guess you could continue calling yourselves so.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#14 May 2, 2013
"Costello said she understands that Redneck Day was intended to bolster students' sense of feeling good about school but said "they've chosen an event that stereotypes an entire group of people, and under those circumstances, they should hardly be surprised that they also offend people."

She said a student wearing a Confederate flag could easily argue that he's "playing a role, and he doesn't mean it."

"But the flag is a very potent symbol," Costello said, "and the school facilitated that."

people don't have to shut up when they feel they have been offended. everything about his was obviously in bad taste.

we all know what the confederate flag stands for. it also stands for "defeated."

“THE HIGH COUNTRY”

Level 5

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#15 May 2, 2013
I'm disappointed to read about this.

A scheduled "Redneck Day" has everyone hot and bothered?

Whatever happened to having a frickin' sense of humor?

I would have fully participated in this if I went to that school.

Flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off..........skin tight Wrangler jeans...."trucker" style ballcap........a "pinch" of Cope in between my cheek and gum.........pick-up truck with shotgun rack AND rottweiler riding in back ON TOP of the tool box.

Yes, other groups can and do object to whatever they perceive to be a "slight" that is racial in nature. That is stating the obvious.

Take the "high road" , have a sense of humor about it, and move on.

It ain't all that serious.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#16 May 2, 2013
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
I'm disappointed to read about this.
A scheduled "Redneck Day" has everyone hot and bothered?
Whatever happened to having a frickin' sense of humor?
I would have fully participated in this if I went to that school.
Flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off..........skin tight Wrangler jeans...."trucker" style ballcap........a "pinch" of Cope in between my cheek and gum.........pick-up truck with shotgun rack AND rottweiler riding in back ON TOP of the tool box.
Yes, other groups can and do object to whatever they perceive to be a "slight" that is racial in nature. That is stating the obvious.
Take the "high road" , have a sense of humor about it, and move on.
It ain't all that serious.
bad taste in humor. some folk obviously don't know what "humor" is.
Anonymous

Brewster, NY

#17 May 2, 2013
What is wrong with this!?

Furthermore why is this on the African American forum!?

To give African Americans something to hate on "Those Rednecks" for!?
REAL BRO

Leavenworth, KS

#18 May 3, 2013
Red neck day, a day for the DEVIL INCARNATE HUH. What about TRAILER TRASH KRAKA DAY. Any way, I was on a bus & this Indian girl got on the bus, OMG! smelled like CURRY, FISH & GARLIC. They got BAAAD breath to, a lot of them oblivious to the stench they bring off. But NOBODY but NOBODY smells as terrible as a KRAKA. PALE KRAKAS try to cover their smell by putting on WAAAY to much perfume & that only create a MIXED WET-DOG SMELL
cameron

East Moline, IL

#19 May 3, 2013
Hell yea, every high school should have a redneck day.
cameron

East Moline, IL

#20 May 3, 2013
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
I'm disappointed to read about this.
A scheduled "Redneck Day" has everyone hot and bothered?
Whatever happened to having a frickin' sense of humor?
I would have fully participated in this if I went to that school.
Flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off..........skin tight Wrangler jeans...."trucker" style ballcap........a "pinch" of Cope in between my cheek and gum.........pick-up truck with shotgun rack AND rottweiler riding in back ON TOP of the tool box.
Yes, other groups can and do object to whatever they perceive to be a "slight" that is racial in nature. That is stating the obvious.
Take the "high road" , have a sense of humor about it, and move on.
It ain't all that serious.
Great sence of humor. Being a redneck doesnt always mean that you are racist, and everyone that thinks its a racist thing is probably racist them selves. Im a redneck myself, IM NOT RACIST. Its a life style, get over it.

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