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Feds to Investigate "Redneck Day" at School

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The federal government plans to investigate an Arizona high school over a "Redneck Day" celebration two months ago that was inspired by the popular Duck Dynasty television show on A&E.

According to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, the investigation will be "limited to whether a racially hostile environment was created due to language and actions that were not protected by the First Amendment."

As Fox News notes, students at Queens Creek High School on May 1 were encouraged to "dress like members of the reality show cast, but instead it was seen as offensive when students arrived at the school in stereotypical clothing."

Civil rights activists pointed to one student who was pulled aside and asked to change his Confederate flag attire as a sign that the day created a "racially hostile" environment. The DOE's office of Civil Rights said, "the display of the Confederate flag concerns rights protected by the First Amendment."

Link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/27/Feds-to-Investigate-whether-Duck-Dynasty-Inspired-Redneck-Day-at-AZ-High-School-Created-Racially-Hostile-Environment?utm_source=contentsharing&utm_medium=linkexchange&utm_term=postion1&utm_content=Feds-to-Investigate-whether-Duck-Dynasty-Inspired-Redneck-Day-at-AZ-High-School-Created-Racially-Hostile-Environment&utm_campaign=foxnews

Heaven forbid people celebrate a culture that loves their Second Amendment rights, prays to God, and loves their families! But "gangsta culture" is okay.... :no:

Thought I would post this:

We live out in the country, drive pick-up trucks and may look like we're down on our luck.

But there's more to it than that and as a matter of fact we won't be hittin' you up for a buck.

We work hard for a living. We earn an honest day's pay.

We take care of our own and we'll not have it any other way.

I'll dig the heels of my boots deep into Dixie ground.

I'll be damned if I'm ever gonna run.

Some think they need to change us. The South must really get under their skin.

But I was born a Southern Son and raised up with my bible and my guns.

I learned their virtues when I was young. I clung to my bible and my guns.

Now they're the heritage of what I am, a Southern Redneck Man.

Come Sunday mornin' rain or shine you'll find me in a little wooden church.

It's nothin' fancy. We built it ourselves from the steeple to the bricks on the dirt.

My family's with me Sunday mornings. Our heads are bowed to the Lord.

Country folks down here are all of one accord.

I'll dig the heels of my boots deep into Dixie ground.

I'll be damned if I'm ever gonna run.

Some think they need to change us. The South must really get under their skin.

But I was born a Southern Son and raised up with my bible and my guns.

I learned their virtues when I was young. I clung to my bible and my guns.

Now they're the heritage of what I am, a Southern Redneck Man.

Try not to misunderstand us.

We live a lifestyle of freedom that most people won't ever see today.

Those who impose upon us the wrong they call right have been misled,

and we're not gonna change our ways.

I'll dig the heels of my boots deep into Dixie ground.

I'll be damned if I'm ever gonna run.

Some think they need to change us. The South must really get under their skin.

But I was born a Southern Son and raised up with my bible and my guns.

I learned their virtues when I was young. I clung to my bible and my guns.

Now they're the heritage of what I am.

They leave no doubt about where I stand,

and I'm proud to tell anyone I am a Southern Redneck Man.

--Dwight Nathan

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I've seen the TV show "Duck Dynasty" and it certainly didn't strike me as being racist...am I missing something? Just to add, I'm what Southern Americans call a "Yankee" so perhaps I'm not quite 'getting it'?

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OMF the whites are segregating :o... WW4 will be as is. The whites vs the whites for the glory of the white kingdom... sounds like a bad Mel Gibson movie.

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The feds are investigating red-kneck day. But, muslum week is ok.

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Another waste of tax dollars . Who comes up with things this stupid?

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Posted (edited)

The cops here are investigating Brassneck Day at our Parliament. Apparently, they hold it every day.

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I remember when I was still in high school here in California, a whole bunch of Mexicans across the state celebrated some Mexican pride day by taking down American flags right off their polls and putting up Mexican ones in the middle of the school day. Didn't here a whisper of a federal investigation there.

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one student who was pulled aside and asked to change his Confederate flag attire as a sign that the day created a "racially hostile" environment.

The confed flag is racially hostile most everywhere. The fact that many here and in AZ don't know that is very sad.

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So, because one child wore a conferderate flag, the whole school is going to be investigated as being raciest.

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The confed flag is racially hostile most everywhere..

only to some, and most of the the time they are the biggest racists.

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The confed flag is racially hostile most everywhere. The fact that many here and in AZ don't know that is very sad.

So are shirts and hats displaying X as in Malcolm X and blatant messages that I've seen kids wear like I'm black and I'm proud or brown pride. Nothing wrong with showing pride in your heritage as long as it applies to everyone and we all know that's not the case.

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whoever always finds excuses for their failures will always stay failures.

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whoever always finds excuses for their failures will always stay failures.

A much bigger problem exists. It is the leaders who have brainwashed everyone into thinking that someone else needs to take care of them. Because they are failures and cannot get a fair shake in this world. They then point to tge ones who aee successful and say, see how evil they are for being successful. Their success should yours or no one should be successful.

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The Confederate flag is part of our history. People should be free to either like or dislike that portion of history....

If most folks would do their homework BEFORE posting...they would know the Confederacy stood for far more than just the continuance of indentured servitude....sadly...that is what is being taught and that is what will be remembered....the Confederate states had a point that has been forever lost behind the ugliness of slavery....total shame really.

YOU are free to hate the past and ignore the truth....I can appreciate that. I can appreciate that millions have died so that you have the freedom to hate the truth....

I can appreciate the magnetism toward the worst parts of the Confederate agenda....

But I cannot condone ignorance. There was far more things involved here than "slavery",,,,Lincoln was a very clever man. Though he did not like the "coloreds"....he used them....to astounding effect by the way....and you Liberals forget all the parts of history that are "inconvenient" to your cause....fakes...all of you....liars come to mind....but the truth is....most of you are too stupid to know the truth when it slaps you in the face....hard to call an idiot a liar when they are poorly educated and propagating the lies they believe....

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The cops here are investigating Brassneck Day at our Parliament. Apparently, they hold it every day.

Ohh that is pure gold El...Very funny

:P @ Brassneck day

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I have two questions ...

1 - What is Duck Dynasty?

2 - Do people call everyone who lives in the south - Red Necks?

I've heard of red necks many times, but I never once questioned why they were given the name?

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Red necks is a name for people that work outside in the sun....as a worker, your skin darkens....if you are of certain decendency....your skin turns red....most scott-irish folks are considered "red necks".....a week or so gathering hay will turn that "white skin" into a "red neck"....I am a red neck and damn proud of it.

Oh you mean the modern explanation....

Anyone who chooses to cling to the roots of society....the teachings of the church and apply that as best they can to the modern USA situation....is a redneck.

I refuse to go in depth at this point...i feel baited.....red necks are not thje problem....the problem is the folks that think "redneck" is a duragatory term....Rednecks are not the bad guys. You will never find a more loyal and dedicated bunch of tools....all they need is a good leader....which we seem to be lacking these last few decades....

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Duck dynisty is about a family of redknecks who got rich making and selling duck calls.

No not people from the south. People like the show beverally hillbillies.

Their life style and thinking is a little different than most. But I think if we thought a little more like them w would be in a lot better shape.

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Absolutely....

Family is important...

How you behave....is important....

What you contribute is important....

What you expect in return...is important.

Rednecks are the best people on the face of the planet....they offer much and expect nothing in return....THIS is what we all need to strive to be like....

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That is how I feel most of the time.

The term redkneck was used first on coal miners in west virgina, because of the red scraff they used to filter out the coal dust from te air. It was used by anti union people for those wanting th union.

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Rednecks are the best people on the face of the planet....they offer much and expect nothing in return....THIS is what we all need to strive to be like....

Ain't nothin' better than a good ol' boy.

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I've seen the TV show "Duck Dynasty" and it certainly didn't strike me as being racist...am I missing something? Just to add, I'm what Southern Americans call a "Yankee" so perhaps I'm not quite 'getting it'?

When it comes to TV shows, "Duck Dynasty" is the furthest thing from being racist.

Everyone knows that the most evil racist family on TV ever was the "Duke" family. :whistle:

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To me, "redneck" is a word used to describe losers/eneducated/inbred/poor people. That's just how I know the term. I was born and raised in Missouri. I now live in Indiana. There is another term. Growing up in Missouri, the word "hoosier" meant bum/hobo/vagrant. Of course it is thought of differently in Indiana. It's a term of pride.

Just saying that if someone called me a redneck, it wouldn't be taken with pride.

If anyone listens to Jeff Foxworthy, you will see how the term is understood by most.

You might be a redneck if:

  1. You think "loading the dishwasher" means getting your wife drunk.
  2. You ever cut your grass and found a car.
  3. You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren't.
  4. You think the stock market has a fence around it.
  5. Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.
  6. Your boat has not left the drive-way in 15 years.
  7. You own a homemade fur coat.
  8. Chiggers are included on your list of top 5 hygiene concerns.
  9. You burn your yard rather than mow it.
  10. Your wife has ever said, "Come move this transmission so I can take a bath."
  11. You read the Auto Trader with a highlight pen.
  12. The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
  13. You've ever raked leaves in your kitchen.
  14. Birds are attracted to your beard.
  15. Your wife's job requires her to wear an orange vest.
  16. You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.
  17. You have the local taxidermist's number on speed dial.
  18. You've ever hit a deer with your car...deliberately.
  19. Your school fight song was "Dueling Banjos".
  20. You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.
  21. You've ever given rat traps as gifts.
  22. You clean your fingernails with a stick.
  23. Your coffee table used to be a cable spool.
  24. You keep a can of RAID on the kitchen table.
  25. Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat.
  26. Your mother has "ammo" on her Christmas list.
  27. Every socket in your house breaks a fire code.
  28. You've totaled every car you've ever owned.
  29. There are more than five McDonald's bags in your car.
  30. The Home Shopping operator recognizes your voice.
  31. There has ever been crime-scene tape on your bathroom door.
  32. You've ever been kicked out of the zoo for heckling the monkeys.
  33. The taillight covers of your car are made of red tape.
  34. You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.
  35. You've ever bathed with flea and tick soap.
  36. You think "taking out the trash" means taking your in-laws to a movie.
  37. You have every episode of Hee-Haw on tape.
  38. You've ever been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.
  39. Your considered an expert on wormbeds.
  40. Your kids take a siphon hose to "Show and Tell."
  41. The dog catcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your house.
  42. You've ever bought a used cap.
  43. Your CB antenna is a danger to low-flying planes.
  44. You pick your teeth from a catalog.
  45. You've ever financed a tattoo.
  46. You've ever stolen toilet paper.
  47. You think a hot tub is a stolen bathroom fixture.
  48. People hear your car a long time before they see it.
  49. The gas pedal on your car is shaped like a bare foot.
  50. You prefer car keys to Q-tips.
  51. You take a fishing pole into Sea World.
  52. You think a turtleneck is key ingredient for soup.
  53. You've ever stood in line to have your picture taken with a freak of nature.
  54. You think the French Riviera is foreign car.
  55. You go to a stock car race and don't need a program.
  56. You've ever filled your deer tag on the golf course.
  57. you have ever used lard in bed.
  58. you own more than 3 shirts with cut off sleeves.
  59. you have ever spray-painted your girlfriends name on an overpass.
  60. your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.
  61. someone asks to see your ID and you show them your belt buckle.
  62. The primary color of your car is bondo.
  63. directions to your house include "Turn off the paved road."
  64. your dog and your wallet are both on a chain.
  65. you owe the taxidermist more than your annual income.
  66. you ever lost a tooth opening a beer bottle.
  67. Jack Daniels makes you list of most admired people.
  68. your wife's hairdo has ever been ruined by a ceiling fan.
  69. you see no need to stop at a rest stop 'cause you have an empty milk jug.
  70. you consider the fifth grade you senior year.
  71. you have a rag for a gas cap.
  72. the dog can't watch you eat without gagging.
  73. you have a hefty bag where the window of your car should be.
  74. you have ever bar-b-qued Spam on the grill.
  75. your brother-in-law is also your uncle.
  76. Redman Chewing Tobacco sends you a Christmas card.
  77. you bought a VCR because wrestling comes on while you're at work.
  78. your dad walks you to school because you're in the same grade.
  79. you view the next family reunion as a chance to meet girls.
  80. your wife has a beer belly and you find it attractive.
  81. your front porch collapses and kills more than five dogs.
  82. the main course at potluck dinners is roadkill.
  83. you mow the front yard and find a car.
  84. your other truck is made by John Deere.
  85. you think suspenders are a type of shirt.
  86. going to the bathroom at night involves shoes and a flashlight.
  87. you keep a spit cup on the ironing board.
  88. you ever got too drunk to fish.
  89. More than one living relative is named after a southern civil war general.
  90. Your front porch collapses and more than six dogs are killed.
  91. You've ever used lard in bed.
  92. Your home has more miles on it than your car.
  93. You think that potted meat on a saltine is an hors d'ouerve.
  94. There is a stuffed posum anywhere in your house.
  95. You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality entertainment.
  96. Fewer than half of your cars run.
  97. Your mother doesn't remove the Marlboro from her lips before telling the State Trooper to kiss her ass.
  98. The primary color of your car is "bondo".
  99. You honestly think that women are turned on by animal noises and seductive tongue gestures.
  100. You stand under the misteletoe at christmas and wait for Granny and cousin Bobby-Sue Ellen to walk by.
  101. Your family tree doesn't have any branches.
  102. Your hairdo has ever been ruined by a ceiling fan.
  103. Your mother has been involved in a fistfight at a high school sports event.
  104. You've ever barbecued Spam on the grill.
  105. The best way to keep things cold is to leave'em in the shade.
  106. The neighbors started a petition over your Christmas lights.
  107. Your brother-in-law is your uncle.
  108. You have refused to watch the Academy Awards since "Smokey and the Bandit" was
  109. snubbed for best picture.
  110. Your only condiment on the dining room table is the economy size bottle of ketchup.
  111. The rear tires on your car are at least twice as wide as the front ones.
  112. You consider "Outdoor Life" deep reading.
  113. You prominently display a gift you bought at Graceland.
  114. You use the term `over yonder' more than once a month.
  115. The diploma hanging in your den contains the words "Trucking Institute".
  116. Your mother keeps a spit cup on the ironing board.
  117. You've ever worn a tube top to a wedding.
  118. Your favorite christmas present, was a painting on black velvet.
  119. You think that Dom Perignon is a mafia leader.
  120. The most commonly heard phrase at your family reunion is "What the hell are you looking at, Shithead?"
  121. You think that beef jerky and Moon Pies are two of the major food groups.
  122. You think that Campho-Phenique is a miracle drug.
  123. The first words out of your mouth every time you see friends are "Howdy!" "HEY!" or "How Y'all Doin?"
  124. You have more than two brothers named Bubba or Junior.
  125. Your father encourages you to quit school because Larry has an opening on the lube rack.
  126. You think a Volvo is part of a woman's anatomy.
  127. You think that the styrofoam cooler is the greatest invention of all time.
  128. You've ever been too drunk to fish.
  129. You had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures.
  130. You've ever used a weedeater indoors.
  131. You have a rag for a gas cap (on a car that does run).
  132. You consider a family reunion a good place to pick up girls.
  133. You have to go outside to get something out of the 'fridge.
  134. Your richest relative invites you over to his new home to help him remove the wheels and skirt.
  135. You've ever financed a tattoo.
  136. Your idea of a 7 course meal is a bucket of KFC and a sixpack.
  137. You go to a tupperware party for a haircut.
  138. You have spray painted your girlfriend's name on an overpass.
  139. Your Junior/Senior Prom had a Daycare.
  140. Your dog and your wallet are both on chains.
  141. Your kids are going hungry tonight because you just had to have those Yosemite Sam mudflaps.
  142. You owe the taxidermist more than your annual income.
  143. You have lost at least one tooth opening a beer bottle.
  144. Jack Daniels makes your list of "most admired people".
  145. You won't stop at a rest area if you have an empty beer can in the car.
  146. Your dog can't watch you eat without gagging.
  147. You have a Hefty bag on the passenger side window of your car.
  148. You have a very special baseball cap, just for formal occassions.
  149. You have to scratch your sisters name out of the message: "for a good time call . .", because you feel guilty about putting it there...
  150. Redman sends you a Christmas card.
  151. You are still holding on to Confederate money because you think the South will rise again.
  152. You consider pork and beans to be a gourmet food. You have to go down to the creek to take a bath.
  153. You participate in the "who can spit tobacco the farthest contest".
  154. You roll you hair with soup cans and wash it once a year.
  155. You consider a three piece suit to be: a pair of overalls, a plaid flannel shirt and thermal underwear.
  156. There is a sheet hanging in your closet and a gun rack hanging in your truck.
  157. You think the Mountain Men in deliverance were just "Misunderstood".
  158. You've ever made change in the offering plate.
  159. If the fifth grade is referred to as "your senior year,"
  160. You consider a good tan to be the back of of your neck and the left arm below the shirt sleeve...
  161. You own at least 20 baseball hats.
  162. You know of at least six different ways to bend the bill of a baseball hat.
  163. You can change the oil in your truck without ducking your head.
  164. When you run out of gas, you put gin in the gas tank!
  165. Your biggest ambition in live is to "git thet big'ole coon. The one what hangs 'round over yonder, back'ah bubba's barn..."
  166. Three quarters of the clothes you own have LOGOS on them.
  167. When you leave your house, you are followed by federal agents of the Beurau of Alcohol Tobbaco and Firearms, and the only thing you worry
    about is if you can loose them or not.
  168. You bought a VCR so you could tape wrestling while you are at work.
  169. Your dad walks you to school because you are both in the same grade.
  170. Your wife has a beer belly and you find it attractive.
  171. Your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does.
  172. You have started a petition to change the National Anthem to "Georgia on My Mind".
  173. You call your boss "Buddy", on a regular basis.You consider your license plate personalized because your dad made it in prison.
  174. You have been fired from a construction job because of your appearance.
  175. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.
  176. You need an estimate from your barber before you get a haircut.
  177. After making love you ask your date to roll down the window.
  178. The biggest fashion risk you take is which plaid you'll wear to the 4-H Fair.
  179. You have flowers planted in a bathromm appliance in your front yard.
  180. Someone in your family says "Cum'n heer an' lookit this afore I flush it."
  181. Your wife weighs more then your refrigerator
  182. If going to the bathroom in the middle of the night involves putting on shoes (if you have them) a jacket and grabbing a flashlight.
  183. When you see a sign that says "Say No To Crack," it reminds you to pull your jeans up.
  184. You go christmas shopping for your mom, sister, and girlfriend, and you only need to buy one gift
  185. You are still holding on to Confederate money because you think the South will rise again.
  186. You consider pork and beans to be a gourmet food. You have to go down to the creek to take a bath.
  187. You participate in the "who can spit tobacco the farthest contest".
  188. You roll you hair with soup cans and wash it once a year.
  189. You consider a three piece suit to be: a pair of overalls, a plaid flannel shirt and thermal underwear.
  190. There is a sheet hanging in your closet and a gun rack hanging in your truck.
  191. You can change the oil in your truck without ducking your head.
  192. You have 5 cars that are immobile and house that is!
  193. You gene pool doesn't have a "deep end"
  194. "Honey? Are the lights out? Is the door locked? Is the parking
    brake set?" is what you hear right before you and your wife/girl
    make love.
  195. Your `huntin dawg' cost more than the truck you drive him around in.
  196. You'd rather catch bass than get some (if you can't guess...)
  197. You have a Hefty bag for a Car/Truck convertable top.
  198. Your belt buckle weighs more than three pounds.
  199. You think that safe sex is a padded headboard on the waterbed.
  200. You have an Elvis Jell-o mold.

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Oh you mean the modern explanation....

I meant any explanation.. I am not American, and being how we don't use that term - Red Neck, we will ask questions to learn something...

I refuse to go in depth at this point...i feel baited.

Why would you feel baited? If you heard IE - A British person use the term - Chav.. (Calling people chavs). and you had no idea what that meant, then wouldn't you ask ? ....... It is hardly a baited question.. It is normal for any foreigner to ask questions about certain terms used and so on.

the problem is the folks that think "redneck" is a duragatory term.

Why do you think that is? ..What I mean is, why was the term red neck put out as a derogatory? Who do you blame for using it as derogatory? ..Please remember, I am asking to try and learn something about all of this.. Just in the same way you would if you didn't understand ( Vice Versa )

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