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Old 08-09-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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What are some good small towns about an hour to hour and a half away from BHM? I'm getting transferred there from Atlanta (thank god I hate it here). Working commute ain't a big deal as I'm paid to drive (and have a company truck) and rarely report to where I'm actually based out of.

Thanks y'all.
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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This is offensive. Birmingham is striving away that prejudice slave word.
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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What are you wanting -- just a small town? I'm not sure what you mean by "redneck."
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"Redneck" is generally considered to refer to the poor Scotch-Irish settlers. They were too poor overall to have slaves, and were in essence coming from a slave situation in Britain to a better life in America. You can be offended at anything you want, but that one seems kinda uneducated...

If the OP wants country working class and pickup trucks, probably Pinson or Warrior could fit.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Do you know what "redneck" means?

Harry - The other theory is bootlegger ID.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Redneck was the term used from slaves "ACTUALLY" ! When their slave owners were angry their neck turn red . we're very aware of that "word".
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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"Redneck" is generally considered to refer to the poor Scotch-Irish settlers. They were too poor overall to have slaves, and were in essence coming from a slave situation in Britain to a better life in America. You can be offended at anything you want, but that one seems kinda uneducated...

If the OP wants country working class and pickup trucks, probably Pinson or Warrior could fit.
To the educated conscious community an African community. It's know what truth is being held away. You can keep the excuses.
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The general term for the dilation of blood vessels during anger is... "red in the face" or "red faced". The neck doesn't have the same vascular structure, so if the "redneck" phrase was used that way, it was idiosyncratic and incorrect.

I don't presume to tell you what to do or how to feel. I know history. If that upsets you, so be it. If you want to say that blacks are still treated poorly and folks need to be more aware, I will completely agree with you.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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Redneck was the term used from slaves "ACTUALLY" ! When their slave owners were angry their neck turn red . we're very aware of that "word".
It means nothing more than working class white Southerner. The term comes from their sunburned necks from working outdoors.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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Actually the Midwest is also known for its rednecks as well. However, like any other group in the 21st century, this one may also be found anywhere. I'm not sure it is a polite question, but not many are here on the forum.
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