`Redneck Shop' creates dispute in S.C.

`Redneck Shop' creates dispute in S.C.

There are 1757 comments on the hosted.ap.org story from Mar 10, 2008, titled `Redneck Shop' creates dispute in S.C.. In it, hosted.ap.org reports that:

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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Church Slave

Seattle, WA

#26 Mar 10, 2008
If black Supremacists can wear monkey hats, why can't rednecks wear what they want?

The KKK is a bunch of [email protected] but then all the folks that go to Obama's black only, african supremacist church are [email protected] as well.

They are all free to be full of them selves and dress stupid and anyone that tries to stop them should be lynched. Are we free in this country or are we not?
groovey steve

AOL

#27 Mar 10, 2008
By the way, I am voting for Obama to help fuse the races and end the hate. If I find out he has left his mother's racial heritage and is a white hater, then may our nation rally to remove him. The jury is still out on that subject!!!!!!
Where Is My America

Fort Myers, FL

#28 Mar 10, 2008
The word "Redneck" has also been attributed to both coal miners and oil rig workers who to filter the nasty environment by wearing a red bandanna over their moths and when not in use it would be around their necks.
val

Sumter, SC

#29 Mar 10, 2008
ya redneck is just anther name for poor white trash from the hicks or dum cracker, non workers
Client Nine

AOL

#30 Mar 10, 2008
Perhaps after the offensive redneck shop is closed down the office owner can make it into a crack house or maybe a den of prostition, maybe even a home where recovering dope feinds congregate and converse and fellowship and get their s together. Bet if the Muslims set up a shop the black store owner wouldn't be complaining.

Just tryin' to keep whitey down
val

Sumter, SC

#31 Mar 10, 2008
remove bush he hates ever one even his self

“Tu ne cede malis”

Since: Dec 06

Lots of different places

#32 Mar 10, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
From the Wiki definition:
The word began as a pejorative classist slur with a racial component, indicating poor, ignorant persons of European descent, but has also been 'reclaimed' and is now often used by those wishing to show pride in their heritage and/or upbringing.
You might ~seriously~ consider dropping the wikicrap.

Wiki has been proven to be wrong so many times that its almost a truism.

The term 'red neck' started in Scotland:

http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Redneck_-...

GET A CLUE: WIKI = deception.

Oh, and one other thing: Google owns wiki. Why else —do you suppose— that wiki always comes up first in almost any web search on google?

Google was started with CIA funding.

The CIA isn't known for supporting liberty, and in fact has been known for propping up dictatorial regimes it help get installed.

Google is pushing ~silently~ to redefine words in the way of the novel '1984' by George Orwell. You might consider giving it a read; the term used in the novel is 'newspeak.' Applying new definitions to old words.

Google is, therefore, pushing to redefine certain terms —through wiki— in order affect the psychology of the average American.

THINK: When one can affect the way another thinks by way of the definition of certain terms, then one actually =CONTROLS= the way people think.

If a person's concepts are predicated upon the words he uses, and =IF= those words have >LIMITED< meanings, such as to LIMIT they way he thinks, then you will have successfully >LIMITED< his thought processes.

If you think I'm kidding here, try to engage in a serious discussion with the average high school kid. Try using terms >YOU< used in your time of high school.
val

Sumter, SC

#33 Mar 10, 2008
i got a blackneck shop want come buy some blackneck items

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#34 Mar 10, 2008
groovey steve wrote:
By the way, I am voting for Obama to help fuse the races and end the hate. If I find out he has left his mother's racial heritage and is a white hater, then may our nation rally to remove him. The jury is still out on that subject!!!!!!
The jury is back. Obama is a fair and good man, and has a life history to prove it. Don't fall in with these morons whose bigotry oozes out of them.
British Steel

Fort Washington, MD

#35 Mar 10, 2008
Oh, well if this guy doesn't like it then by all means, get rid of it!
Is there anything else this "civil rights leader" doesn't like that we should get rid of?

Hey African-Americans, that breeze you just felt; it's the Latino race passing by you.
val

Sumter, SC

#37 Mar 10, 2008
we rule i'm black and i'm proud say it loud

Since: Oct 07

Burr Hill, VA

#38 Mar 10, 2008
val wrote:
ya redneck is just anther name for poor white trash from the hicks or dum cracker, non workers
I pride myself on being white, being a redneck and also not being racist. I am by no means poor white trash nor am I from the hicks and I do work every single day of my life. So, don't stereotype rednecks - not all of us are bad. Just like not all blacks are bad. Don't let a few bad encounters with these people taint your opinion.
Where Is My America

Fort Myers, FL

#40 Mar 10, 2008
val wrote:
we rule i'm black and i'm proud say it loud
Your sentence needs a qualifier.
BEAN

Longboat Key, FL

#42 Mar 10, 2008
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
From the Wiki definition:
The word began as a pejorative classist slur with a racial component, indicating poor, ignorant persons of European descent, but has also been 'reclaimed' and is now often used by those wishing to show pride in their heritage and/or upbringing.
I may be wrong,but during the laying of track in West Virginia,the ethnic laborers wore red bandanna around their necks."Rednecks" This to identify them in the corporate war going on there....these were mostly Italian Immigrants.Irish and Chinese immigrants built the railroads thru the US.
But west Virginia was difficult.Tunnels,bridges,and rock hard digging. Lots of coal in those rugged mountains.Country music had a good start here.This I learned on a TV documentary,butI forgot much.If I'm wrong please correct...
The hills of West Virgina remained practly unchanged since the Revolutionary war.Broke away from the Confederacy.The railway changed that.
Some great fast cars were developed there during probation.The stills transported the "White lightning' by out running the cops.Nascar had roots here.
As far as race issues,I do know,the oldest Senator is from West Virginia.He was an active member in the KKK.He still is in the Senate.He fought against the civil right movements. He now says he is sorry.Wonder what it will be like if Obama becomes President?Can ya picture that? Both liberal Democrats.One from Africa,one from West Virginia!! HA!!Only in America!!

Since: Oct 07

Burr Hill, VA

#43 Mar 10, 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.
Just a question for you.....You say that the leaders of the insurgency should be shot as traitors. Do you also think that the leaders of the Continental Army should have been shot as traitors during the American Revolution when we were fighing to gain our independance from Great Britain?
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#45 Mar 10, 2008
Pick Me Up wrote:
<quoted text>
Well that doesn't contradict anything I said.
You don't think that being, poor, white and relatively uneducated equates being a Klansman do you? Well it doesn't.
And also note that my sunlight theory is even listed under wikipedia's "Possible American etymologies" of the word.(Though it does call my theory "unlikely" in favor of some others.)
Why do you presume I meant it as a contradiction?

To ensure you don't misunderstand my position, I'll put it quite bluntly..... while I may not approve of some of the "material" the store is selling, I will defend the owner's right to sell any merchandise that is not deemed illegal, no matter how offensive some may find it.
Reality

Lincoln, NE

#46 Mar 10, 2008
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>You know damn well that rednecks don't wear white robes or shirts with hateful, racist slogans on them so don't give them a bad name. This shop needs to be closed and the KKK needs to be shut down. They do absolutely nothing for the community except incite hate and ignorance. They are worthless, no good trash and it's time someone took the trash out for good.
It's the 21st century people, and the rest of the world is progressing while we regress back to the destructive past where women had no say and blacks were murdered for no reason.
Those KKK losers are what we should fear, not our differences.
Let's get back our RED WHITE AND BLUE POWER.
Think people, THINK.
This country was way bettter off when blacks knew their place. Now they take over and destroy whatever they want.

Wild Rose 01

Since: Feb 08

United States

#47 Mar 10, 2008
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>You know damn well that rednecks don't wear white robes or shirts with hateful, racist slogans on them so don't give them a bad name. This shop needs to be closed and the KKK needs to be shut down. They do absolutely nothing for the community except incite hate and ignorance. They are worthless, no good trash and it's time someone took the trash out for good.
It's the 21st century people, and the rest of the world is progressing while we regress back to the destructive past where women had no say and blacks were murdered for no reason.
Those KKK losers are what we should fear, not our differences.
Let's get back our RED WHITE AND BLUE POWER.
Think people, THINK.
AMEN to that!! I consider myself a country/ city girl & I cannot believe the way they "downsize" Rednecks! STAND UP & BE PROUD OF THAT PEOPLE! Your talking about honest, hardworking people here. F*** the KKK! Every race has there trash. EVERY RACE!! Yes, that includes us "WHITE" people too. I hope it gets burned down & you cant tell me that the owner didnt know what kinda store was going in there!! PLEEEESE!!
Number6

United States

#48 Mar 10, 2008
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.
Sir: I implore you. Please do not give "rednecks" a bad name by associating them with GWB. Rednecks, through no fault of their own have been "hijacked" by racists and bigots and people that drive pickups with the "stars and bars" flying in the wind. Also these "hooligans" have hijacked the "Rebel Yell". Something brave, but misguided, men used to go into battle against their fellow countrymen.
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#49 Mar 10, 2008
Highlander wrote:
<quoted text>
You might ~seriously~ consider dropping the wikicrap.
Wiki has been proven to be wrong so many times that its almost a truism.
The term 'red neck' started in Scotland:
http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Redneck_-...
GET A CLUE: WIKI = deception.
Oh, and one other thing: Google owns wiki. Why else —do you suppose— that wiki always comes up first in almost any web search on google?
Google was started with CIA funding.
The CIA isn't known for supporting liberty, and in fact has been known for propping up dictatorial regimes it help get installed.
Google is pushing ~silently~ to redefine words in the way of the novel '1984' by George Orwell. You might consider giving it a read; the term used in the novel is 'newspeak.' Applying new definitions to old words.
Google is, therefore, pushing to redefine certain terms —through wiki— in order affect the psychology of the average American.
THINK: When one can affect the way another thinks by way of the definition of certain terms, then one actually =CONTROLS= the way people think.
If a person's concepts are predicated upon the words he uses, and =IF= those words have >LIMITED< meanings, such as to LIMIT they way he thinks, then you will have successfully >LIMITED< his thought processes.
If you think I'm kidding here, try to engage in a serious discussion with the average high school kid. Try using terms >YOU< used in your time of high school.
Most of the time I tend to agree with you, but this time, to be polite, you're a wet blanket, a stuffed shirt.

There is a wee bit of a difference between "red neck" and "redneck".

For your edification:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red...

You really ought not take yourself so seriously... no one else does.

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