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#1 concert andy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

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Mississippi and Alabama point of origin for had highest ratio of bigoted hate speech on Twitter following election.


A flurry of racist tweets that followed President Barack Obama’s re-election came primarily from southern states, according to a map that geographically pinpointed the point of origin of the hate speech.


Tweets calling the president a “monkey” or using racial epithets prompted a group of geography experts to try and break down whether the hateful language was more prevalent in some areas of the country than others.

As it turns out, it was.

The bigoted tweets serve as a “useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad,” said geography research group Floating Sheep.



The group took 365 tweets and laid them over a color-coded map of the United States to analyze the frequency of hate tweets compared to the frequency of election-related tweets in that state.


Mississippi and Alabama had the highest ratio of racist tweets. They were followed by Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, forming a “fairly distinctive cluster in the southeast” of online hate speech, the research finds.


North Dakota, Utah, and Missouri also had a high prevalence of racist tweets.


In the west and northwest, there were very few racist tweets, with the exception of Oregon, the map indicates.

Rates of racist tweets compared to overall Twitter usage was also low in the Northeast, the research found.


Some states, including Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and South Dakota, had no hate tweets, but the research notes that the prevalence of Twitter use is lower in those states.


Read more: http://www.nydailyne...2#ixzz2BlJ0LiYg

#2 Joker

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

Unfortunately I can't see these results really surprising anyone

#3 concert andy

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

Unfortunately I can't see these results really surprising anyone


Agreed, but notice many tweets in Blue states too. West coast and up through the Northeast too.

#4 Joker

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

The south certainly doesn't have a stranglehold on hate.

I'm sure if they had used the hateful slur "redneck" you'd probably see the west coast and northeast all lit up like the south is in that map

#5 hoagie

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

Redneck is hateful?

Really didnt know that

#6 Java Time

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

what I really want to know is why some due in Canada and un hombre in Mexico chimed in with a slur?!?


I actually am surprised that people are blantant enough to be racist, and stupid enough, without their hoods...I mean they do realize that their real name is associated with their twitter name don't they?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Redneck is hateful?

Really didnt know that



only to PC folks...rednecks love the term I've been told. they don't associate redneck with racist.

#8 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

No, but it is derogatory stereotyping. Which shouldn't really be viewed as any better than a racial slur if we're looking for equality.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

No, but it is derogatory stereotyping. Which shouldn't really be viewed as any better than a racial slur if we're looking for equality.


Agreed, but I thought you were leaving these parts?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

¡yo entiendo él señor espalde...yo entiendo!

#11 concert andy

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Calif. woman fired for calling Obama n-word, hoping for his assassination on Facebook (VIDEO)

#12 Joker

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

Holy shit! She's fucked in more ways than one.

#13 hoagie

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

No, but it is derogatory stereotyping. Which shouldn't really be viewed as any better than a racial slur if we're looking for equality.


But if everyone is derogatory and stereotyping, that is also equal, right?

#14 Joker

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

When "redneck" is used as a pejorative describing white people I'd consider it a hateful slur. It's, at the very least, on par with the use of the term "monkey" which they consider to be racist.

Not surprisingly, many of these tweets were from high school kids

http://jezebel.com/5...igger-president

#15 cheeseweasel

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Redneck is not a comparison to "monkey" or "nigger". Not by any means.
Redneck is a state of mind or lifestyle. One just assumes its a white guy. I have met black rednecks and latino rednecks.
Those other words refer to one thing and its derogatory. Redneck is just shorthand for ignorant, racist, animal killing, truck nut sporting, trucker hat wearing, country music blaring good ol boy. Some fimd that apoealing and not necessarily derogatory.
Not me. I think rednecks are idiots. But far less harmful to society than upper crust racist douchebags who take and take and take and think we are ALL scum no matter what race.

#16 Joker

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

Redneck is not a comparison to "monkey" or "nigger". Not by any means.
Redneck is a state of mind or lifestyle. One just assumes its a white guy. I have met black rednecks and latino rednecks.
Those other words refer to one thing and its derogatory. Redneck is just shorthand for ignorant, racist, animal killing, truck nut sporting, trucker hat wearing, country music blaring good ol boy. Some fimd that apoealing and not necessarily derogatory.
Not me. I think rednecks are idiots. But far less harmful to society than upper crust racist douchebags who take and take and take and think we are ALL scum no matter what race.


So you're saying calling someone ignorant, racist, etc... (redneck) isn't derogatory? Sorry, I ain't buying it.

#17 hoagie

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

Redneck is about as derogatory as "city slicker" is.

#18 Joker

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

You guys might not see it as any type of hateful slur but that doesn't change the fact that it is just that to many people

Redneck in the US, the term is offensive to many, and refers to Southern laborer-class whites.[164] Not to be confused with rooinek (literally "red-neck"), South African slang for an Anglo-African.

http://en.wikipedia....of_ethnic_slurs



Redneck Whites

Previously referred only to the rural prejudice whites, mostly farmers, who have reddish necks (or a "farmer's tan"). However, its usage has become a lot looser and now includes any racist white. See: Peckerwood
http://www.rsdb.org/full


Redneck


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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For other uses, see Redneck (disambiguation).
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States.[1][2] It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks),[3] and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality).[4][5][6]
In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who are opposed to modern ways,[7] and has often been used to attack Southern conservatives and racists.[8] At the same time, some Southern whites have reclaimed the word, using it with pride and defiance as a self-identifier.[9


#19 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

only to PC folks...rednecks love the term I've been told. they don't associate redneck with racist.


I worked with a guy that had "Outlaw Redneck" tattooed right on the back of his neck... and he seemed rather proud of it.

No, but it is derogatory stereotyping. Which shouldn't really be viewed as any better than a racial slur if we're looking for equality.


derogatory stereotyping is what you do all the time when you call people statists, or socialists, or lolberals, or mindless zombies... or whatever else you call anyone who disagrees with your world view.

Agreed, but I thought you were leaving these parts?


right? exploring natural history or something? what happened? are you done learning everything there is to know, already?

Redneck is about as derogatory as "city slicker" is.


basically, or flatlander... but whatever. It's not quite on par with white trash, which many rednecks are.

The only people who probably think redneck is derogatory are those who haven't accepted they are one, yet. Rednecks! Come out of the closet!

#20 cheeseweasel

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

So you're saying calling someone ignorant, racist, etc... (redneck) isn't derogatory? Sorry, I ain't buying it.


Well if you are ingorant and a racist, how is calling you ignorant and a racist derogatory? It is simply a declaration of the factual. Those are negative aspects of a personality, but pointing them out is no more derogatory than pointing out any other glaring aspects of a personality, be they positive or negative.

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#22 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

You guys might not see it as any type of hateful slur but that doesn't change the fact that it is just that to many people


Yes it does.

When 90% or more of a race are offended by a word then it is offensive.

When 10% or less of a race are offended, those people are just overly sensitive, but note the vast majority of people are not offended by the word. Please note that the 10% ish are allowed to be offended by this and have every right to be upset, but it is a niche of people, not an entire race of people.


Redneck is a term to describe a small amount of people of a particular region or lifestyle. White people in Europe take no offense to this use of the word. But still 90% or more of black people around the world would find the N offensive.

See the difference?

#23 deadheadskier

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

You guys might not see it as any type of hateful slur but that doesn't change the fact that it is just that to many people

Redneck in the US, the term is offensive to many, and refers to Southern laborer-class whites.[164] Not to be confused with rooinek (literally "red-neck"), South African slang for an Anglo-African.

http://en.wikipedia....of_ethnic_slurs



Redneck Whites

Previously referred only to the rural prejudice whites, mostly farmers, who have reddish necks (or a "farmer's tan"). However, its usage has become a lot looser and now includes any racist white. See: Peckerwood
http://www.rsdb.org/full


Redneck


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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For other uses, see Redneck (disambiguation).
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States.[1][2] It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks),[3] and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality).[4][5][6]
In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who are opposed to modern ways,[7] and has often been used to attack Southern conservatives and racists.[8] At the same time, some Southern whites have reclaimed the word, using it with pride and defiance as a self-identifier.[9


Despite it's history, the term "Redneck" in current culture is about as offensive as the terms Hick or Hillbilly. Most of the born and bred Hicks I know wear the name with pride and poke fun at themselves for it.

#24 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

You guys might not see it as any type of hateful slur but that doesn't change the fact that it is just that to many people

Redneck in the US, the term is offensive to many, and refers to Southern laborer-class whites.[164] Not to be confused with rooinek (literally "red-neck"), South African slang for an Anglo-African.

http://en.wikipedia....of_ethnic_slurs



Redneck Whites

Previously referred only to the rural prejudice whites, mostly farmers, who have reddish necks (or a "farmer's tan"). However, its usage has become a lot looser and now includes any racist white. See: Peckerwood
http://www.rsdb.org/full


Redneck


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Posted Image
For other uses, see Redneck (disambiguation).
Redneck is a derogatory slang term used in reference to poor, uneducated white farmers, especially from the southern United States.[1][2] It is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks),[3] and white trash (but without the last term's suggestions of immorality).[4][5][6]
In recent decades, the term has expanded its meaning to refer to bigoted, loutish reactionaries who are opposed to modern ways,[7] and has often been used to attack Southern conservatives and racists.[8] At the same time, some Southern whites have reclaimed the word, using it with pride and defiance as a self-identifier.[9



Jeff Foxworthy made a career on Red Neck jokes.

Not many comedians would make a career using N jokes.

Joker, you really have a backwards view of the world, and connect the wrong dots on occasion.

#25 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yeah, can you imagine how well it would have went over if Foxworthy tried the "you might be a n____ if" route instead?

Is that like when african americans call each other those derogatory words, but get offended when someone outside of their "group" does it?

#26 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

From what I've seen there are far more comedians who use nigger rather than redneck. In Foxworthy's case, much like black comedians using nigger, he's not using it as a hateful insult in the manner that has become popular with the those on the left who use it to attack those that doesn't vote their way.

Is 90% the rule on what's considered offensive? I wasn't aware there was an equation to determine what is actually deemed offensive to others.

I'd imagine 90% of the white people in Europe don't know the word at all, but if you used a word they did know to insult them as ignorant and racist they'd be offended.

#27 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

From what I've seen there are far more comedians who use nigger rather than redneck. In Foxworthy's case, much like black comedians using nigger, he's not using it as a hateful insult in the manner that has become popular with the those on the left who use it to attack those that doesn't vote their way.

Is 90% the rule on what's considered offensive? I wasn't aware there was an equation to determine what is actually deemed offensive to others.

I'd imagine 90% of the white people in Europe don't know the word at all, but if you used a word they did know to insult them as ignorant and racist they'd be offended.


Common sense. There is not an equation.

Really? Europeans do not know what the word means?

Have you read up on any European news? Have you read up on any European Soccer coverage? Racism is worse over there than here. Just google it, and become enlightened, instead of a backwards world that takes no accountability.

#28 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Well if you are ingorant and a racist, how is calling you ignorant and a racist derogatory? It is simply a declaration of the factual. Those are negative aspects of a personality, but pointing them out is no more derogatory than pointing out any other glaring aspects of a personality, be they positive or negative.

And what about using it to lump a large group of people together, many of whom just might not be ignorant or racist?

#29 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

And what about using it to lump a large group of people together, many of whom just might not be ignorant or racist?


Apples and oranges.

#30 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

Common sense. There is not an equation.

Really? Europeans do not know what the word means?

Have you read up on any European news? Have you read up on any European Soccer coverage? Racism is worse over there than here. Just google it, and become enlightened, instead of a backwards world that takes no accountability.

Which is my point. Just because some people don't find it offensive that doesn't mean it isn't offensive to others.



I just did a quick check to find the French word for redneck. It seems to be used as a pejorative over there too



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Similar translations for "redneck" in French





Unfortunately, on the second day of the march, some racist redneck shot him with a shotgun.

Malheureusement, dès le deuxième jour de la marche, un fanatique raciste a tiré sur lui avec un fusil de chasse.


http://en.bab.la/dic...-french/redneck

#31 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Apples and oranges.

How is it apples and oranges? How is using the word as an insult not offensive?

#32 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

Which is my point. Just because some people don't find it offensive that doesn't mean it isn't offensive to others.



I just did a quick check to find the French word for redneck. It seems to be used as a pejorative over there too



USAGE EXAMPLES


Similar translations for "redneck" in French





Unfortunately, on the second day of the march, some racist redneck shot him with a shotgun.

Malheureusement, dès le deuxième jour de la marche, un fanatique raciste a tiré sur lui avec un fusil de chasse.


http://en.bab.la/dic...-french/redneck



I was referring to the other word.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

yeah because rednecks have a long history of being discriminated against in America...

Joke, why is it that you're always on the wrong side of every issue?

#34 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

How is it apples and oranges? How is using the word as an insult not offensive?


Easy. Use your common sense.

The percentage of people offended is quite different.

I used vague numbers to give you an idea, but you stupidly question? oh is there a formula for this. No.

Use your common sense. If a room full of people are offended as compared to say one or two people are offended.

...


Let me take a step back and put it in Archie Bunker terms, because you understand that.

When George jeffereson said Honky. How many people were offended? a couple? But not many? How is Honky different than red neck.

I am not a red neck, but when I go out in the sun, my neck gets red from sun burn. Making me a red neck, but not in the way you seem to think it offends. You are worried about the 2 people who will be offended, not the millions. again, contect. You offend millions you are wrong, you offend a few, no one cares.

When anyone uses the N word, Many people including people who are not defined or have nothing to do with the context of the word.



Really Joker are you this blind to basic common sense?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

yeah because rednecks have a long history of being discriminated against...

Joke, why is it that you're always on the wrong side of every issue?


I think it was the way he was taught.

a dig at his excuse for gay marriage rights.

#36 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

How come african americans call each other the N word, but then get offended when someone else does it to them? Are they racist?

#37 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

I think it was the way he was taught.


It must be... it's an entirely different paradigm... the wrong one.

#38 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

The next time you walk by and hear a few african americans callign each other those derogatory names, feel free to join in. Especially if you're a white dude. = Instant friends.

#39 concert andy

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

How come african americans call each other the N word, but then get offended when someone else does it to them? Are they racist?


I am not smart enough to answer this.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

How come african americans call each other the N word, but then get offended when someone else does it to them? Are they racist?


Why don't go up to one and ask the next time you hear them doing it?

#41 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

I was referring to the other word.

Ahh ok, I think the vast majority of us agree that is offensive and I'm certainly not arguing it isn't.

#42 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

I am not smart enough to answer this.


I disagree. I think that you're not stupid enough to need to have it explained to you remedially.

#43 PeaceFrog

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:38 PM

By very definition, 50% of all people are below average intelligence.

Just some food for thought...

#44 MeOmYo

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

I find it funny how you city slickers know how "rednecks" feel and would react to being called so.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

I find it funny how you city slickers know how "rednecks" feel and would react to being called so.


wanna hug?

:rolling:

#46 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

I find it funny that you rednecks know how "city slickers" feel and would react to being called so

#47 MeOmYo

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

:lol:

#48 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

On the flip side, i would recommend joining in the next time any african american walks by and hear a group of white people calling each other the R word. = Instant friends.

#49 MeOmYo

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

I find it funny that you rednecks know how "city slickers" feel and would react to being called so


and the price of peas in China today went up?

#50 Joker

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Easy. Use your common sense.

The percentage of people offended is quite different.

I used vague numbers to give you an idea, but you stupidly question? oh is there a formula for this. No.

Use your common sense. If a room full of people are offended as compared to say one or two people are offended.

...


Let me take a step back and put it in Archie Bunker terms, because you understand that.

When George jeffereson said Honky. How many people were offended? a couple? But not many? How is Honky different than red neck.

I am not a red neck, but when I go out in the sun, my neck gets red from sun burn. Making me a red neck, but not in the way you seem to think it offends. You are worried about the 2 people who will be offended, not the millions. again, contect. You offend millions you are wrong, you offend a few, no one cares.

When anyone uses the N word, Many people including people who are not defined or have nothing to do with the context of the word.



Really Joker are you this blind to basic common sense?

If you can't see how using the term to insult someone isn't offensive I really don't know what to tell you? Common sense says if you're calling someone something with the intent to offend them then what you're saying is going to be meant to be offensive.

Those on the left using "redneck" to describe people who don't vote with them aren't using it to literally describe their red necks, they're using it to insult them as "ignorant racists" and no matter how you want to dress that up it's still offensive.

And please, if you'd rather take your little shots at me than try to have a civil discussion about it then there's no sense going on.