`Redneck Shop' creates dispute in S.C.

Mar 10, 2008 | Posted by: HOGstr | Full story: hosted.ap.org

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) -- A black civil rights activist is fighting to close a store that sells KKK robes and T-shirts emblazoned with racial slurs.

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#1969 Mar 29, 2008
Benard a Black Man wrote:
The government should not get involved. The government failed miserablely to take care of the confederate symbols long ago as they should have.
That the Confederate Flag flys on the Capital Grounds of South Carolina is a much bigger issue if you ask me. This totally is a slap in the face of all the tax paying residents in South Carolina who are offended by the confederate flag. And the Union Army Soilders who gave their lives to defend the Constitution of America, that pledge signed by the representative of those confederate states at the formation of the Country.
The flag is a symbol of insurgency against the Government of the United States of America, further more I believe all the leaders of the insurgency should have been shot as traitors, but we allow the southern states to raise statues of these tratiors and insurgents.
The flag being raised on a number of southern capital after swearing an alligence during reconstruction should have been dealt with long ago.
I don't know where you're from but everyone here in south carolina is perfectly content with this flag only the yankees who came down here and taking all the land and complaining and don't wish to work are the ones who are complaining and be angered if it were taken down also for those of you who think democrats don't oppose the flag look up southern avenger on youtube a democratic charleston south carolina columnist who says "no apologies for slavery"
WRONG

Jerome, PA

#1970 Mar 30, 2008
Missouri Man wrote:
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I agree the book of morman(note lower case letters) is not a Bible. It is a book whom a cult follows. smith and young are not holly like they say. Let the redneck shop stay open. If they move they might start a superstore down the road! Hell they might even have a drive thought service? LOL If they leave them alone, at least the cops will have a chance to flim everybody who enters! Ill bet they have already did this
The book of morman is not the bible it is part of the bible.the church of L D S. is not a clut! SMITH AND yOUNG ARE NOT GOD,BUT ARE PEOPLE OF CHRIST.You do not know about the church of LDS. and that shows. it is the second largest reglion/church in the WORLD!.so how could you dismiss it as wrong?WELL OVER 15 MILLON MEMBERS AND GROWING EVERY DAY.SO GO TO CHURCH SOMETIME AND LEARN BEFORE YOU SPEW OUT ALL THAT BULL SHIRT!
AND THE SHOP HAS EVER RIGHT TO BE THERE AND SELL THERE GOODS.AND THE BLACKS DO NOT HAVE TO SHOP THERE! AND Iam go to open one here in my town!

Since: Mar 08

CHAMBERSBURG PA

#1973 Apr 8, 2008
WRONG wrote:
<quoted text>The book of morman is not the bible it is part of the bible.the church of L D S. is not a clut! SMITH AND yOUNG ARE NOT GOD,BUT ARE PEOPLE OF CHRIST.You do not know about the church of LDS. and that shows. it is the second largest reglion/church in the WORLD!.so how could you dismiss it as wrong?WELL OVER 15 MILLON MEMBERS AND GROWING EVERY DAY.SO GO TO CHURCH SOMETIME AND LEARN BEFORE YOU SPEW OUT ALL THAT BULL SHIRT!
AND THE SHOP HAS EVER RIGHT TO BE THERE AND SELL THERE GOODS.AND THE BLACKS DO NOT HAVE TO SHOP THERE! AND Iam go to open one here in my town!
You sound highly intelligent. Is LDS Latter Day Saints? Is that the same as FLDS? May I am the intelligent one??? Hum?

You are correct in saying that the shop has a right to be there as long as it is demeaning to any race in anyway. But then again is in Carolina where some people still believe that Black's and White's are not equals. So if it were me, I would look at it as being racist. But who is anyone to tell the store owners they can't have the shop???

Everyone keeps going back and forth about non-sense....go to the local congressmen about the situation...just pray he is not a racist himself
fisherman

Greenwood, SC

#1974 Apr 8, 2008
I thought Georgia was Southern apparently not, you must be a yankee that moved south . go Southern Republican Bush supports keep up your Southern ways those yankees are taking it away.
Buzz Flederjon wrote:
Is this the GOP South Carolina headquarters by any chance?
Until the Republican Party chases off the Bush rednecks no one in the West or North will take them seriously.

Since: Mar 08

CHAMBERSBURG PA

#1976 Apr 8, 2008
Save South Carolina wrote:
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How about just leave the shop open and forget about it. If you don't like what is sold there,don't go in.
HOW ABOUT IT BILLY BOB????

“Independent & Proud of it!”

Since: Mar 08

Sour Lake, Texas

#1977 Apr 9, 2008
LET THE TRUTH B TOLD wrote:
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HOW ABOUT IT BILLY BOB????
I bet you didn't know:

1). that until Reconstruction, there had not been a single "race riot" in the South, and there had been 9 in the north.

2). That during Reconstruction, there were 18 in South 6 in the north.

3). That from 1891-1945(post Reconstruction Era) there were 17 in the north and 13 in the South.

4). That if you add up all the race riots, excluding 1968[when there were 125 nationwide in that year alone due to the murder of Dr. King] there have been 42 race riots in north compared to 35 in the South.

5). That during Reconstruction, the Abolitionist north did not want Southern Blacks moving into their states. Kinda like, yall be free now, but stay down South and work as sharecroppers, we don't want you working and living up here.

6). That at its peak, the highest KKK memberships were in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois?

Looks like you Yankees need to get your own house in order. How About It Blow Bob?
Charles P

Woodstock, GA

#1978 Apr 9, 2008
guest wrote:
<quoted text> Actually that is not where the term came from. It originated in W.Va. when the coal miners were trying to bring in the union. Some of the miners were ready to fight so in order to distiguish themselves from Company men in the hills they wore red bandanas....locals called them the Rednecks. The name doesn't have anything to do with sunburned farmers.
I honestly think that most of the definitions described hear (the NON racist ones) are probably correct. Why? Because in the days before cheap communication (radio, television, internet) phrases often had local/regional meanings that were quite different from other parts of the USA. This is because unique events occurred, and this caused someone to "coin a phrase".

When traveling during the late 1960's early 70's, I would occassionally hear phrases that I thought I knew, based on how they were used where I grew up. Then I would ask locals to explain what they meant, and often had an interesting local story to explain why they used the word or phrase in the way they did. And sometimes there was a general meaning (polite) of a word/phrase and an "adult" (dirty) meaning for some words.

I think we all agree that racism is wrong!!!!

Since: Mar 08

CHAMBERSBURG PA

#1979 Apr 9, 2008
Shade wrote:
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I bet you didn't know:
1). that until Reconstruction, there had not been a single "race riot" in the South, and there had been 9 in the north.
2). That during Reconstruction, there were 18 in South 6 in the north.
3). That from 1891-1945(post Reconstruction Era) there were 17 in the north and 13 in the South.
4). That if you add up all the race riots, excluding 1968[when there were 125 nationwide in that year alone due to the murder of Dr. King] there have been 42 race riots in north compared to 35 in the South.
5). That during Reconstruction, the Abolitionist north did not want Southern Blacks moving into their states. Kinda like, yall be free now, but stay down South and work as sharecroppers, we don't want you working and living up here.
6). That at its peak, the highest KKK memberships were in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois?
Looks like you Yankees need to get your own house in order. How About It Blow Bob?
RIGHT I DIDN'T KNOW...BUT THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT. I CARE LESS ABOUT A KKK MEMBERS....THEY DONT LIVE OUT IN MY BACK YARD NOR WALK THE STREETS WHERE I LIVE...SO I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT EM. THE NUMBERS ARE STILL CLOSE...WHERE THE MOST WERE IS NOT IMPORTANT. THE FACT THAT IT HAPPENED IS. "BLOW BOB?"
sirvocholia lequent green

Laurens, SC

#1980 Apr 10, 2008
i am an african american male 18 years old and lived in laurens sc for all my life and am still a curent resident of laurens i would llike to say that the wourld famose redneck shop is not harming anyone in any way they have been there for 12 years now and have had no one clame a wrong doing from them the people that own this astablishment are very nice people and if they were raciest would they let me a black male come in to there shop and hang out with them it is heritage not hate black people fought in that war to and waved the same flag
racists are wrong

Philadelphia, PA

#1982 Apr 10, 2008
the store needs to be closed! but, not to worry, because the "browning" of America is going on now and those racist idiots better learn Spanish.

“Independent & Proud of it!”

Since: Mar 08

Sour Lake, Texas

#1983 Apr 11, 2008
LET THE TRUTH B TOLD wrote:
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RIGHT I DIDN'T KNOW...BUT THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT. I CARE LESS ABOUT A KKK MEMBERS....THEY DONT LIVE OUT IN MY BACK YARD NOR WALK THE STREETS WHERE I LIVE...SO I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT EM. THE NUMBERS ARE STILL CLOSE...WHERE THE MOST WERE IS NOT IMPORTANT. THE FACT THAT IT HAPPENED IS. "BLOW BOB?"
Hate to break to you again Bobba, but the KKK is not just gonna walk around in their white robes all the time..You've right there, where you live, you may not see them, you not hear them, they are there..Racist today comes in all COLORS...

Since: Sep 07

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#1984 Apr 17, 2008
Shade wrote:
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Hate to break to you again Bobba, but the KKK is not just gonna walk around in their white robes all the time..You've right there, where you live, you may not see them, you not hear them, they are there..Racist today comes in all COLORS...
You are right on, however, I think it is high time for all off the racist crap to stop. Unfortunately I don't see it happening in our lifetime

“Mopar or no car”

Since: Mar 08

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#1985 Apr 21, 2008
racists are wrong wrote:
the store needs to be closed! but, not to worry, because the "browning" of America is going on now and those racist idiots better learn Spanish.
It will be a cold day in Hell before I learn spanish.

“Welcome ”

Since: Apr 07

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#1986 Apr 22, 2008
One thing about this that is odd the owner of the building is black himself.

“WHO CUT THE CHEESE?”

Since: Feb 08

CASA DIABLO, MEXICO

#1987 Apr 23, 2008
patriot55 wrote:
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You are right on, however, I think it is high time for all off the racist crap to stop. Unfortunately I don't see it happening in our lifetime
I agree on both points.
RockHopper

Pymble, Australia

#1988 Apr 27, 2008
i came bak yester day at 12:00 at night and the only persone i saw was a member and the name was reptile100

“WHO CUT THE CHEESE?”

Since: Feb 08

CASA DIABLO, MEXICO

#1989 Apr 27, 2008
RockHopper wrote:
i came bak yester day at 12:00 at night and the only persone i saw was a member and the name was reptile100
You been drinking that Outback Jack?

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