I wrote this a while back and the truth is my experience with rednecks is rather limited. So please, any rednecks out there, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about any of this:
There is an ongoing feud between rednecks and leftists concerning racism and blacks and, being neither of those myself, I’d like to provoke some thought on the matter.
Both groups have been guilty of using poor English, flinging personal epithets and selectively citing facts.
Rednecks, though lacking scholarly research to back up their claims, have an overall negative impression of blacks – but (and please correct me if I’m wrong) I don’t recall seeing one paint all blacks with the same brush. In other words, even the most “racist” redneck will concede that there are some decent blacks out there. Therefore, technically speaking, the above negative impressions cannot be characterized as stereotypes but rather generalizations. Those generalizations (criminality, impulsiveness, hyper-sexuality, lower intelligence, materialism and lack of altruism) are accurate on a group level and there is much research to back them up. But rednecks are ignorant of that research, relying instead upon tradition and personal experience. In this sense, a person can be both ignorant and right at the same time – but, since the media is heavily leftist controlled, rednecks are assumed to be both ignorant and wrong. This is the message that is pounded into the heads of the masses through all major media outlets. This non-stop onslaught of propaganda serves to inflame the racialist attitudes of rednecks; it is natural to become angry when your rulers and their media puppets persistently contradict something you hold as self-evident. Hence the angry outbursts and the heavy use of invectives by rednecks – which further strengthens leftist claims that the former are ignorant and wrong.
As for leftists, neither the weight of science nor Anecdotal Evidence is on their side. What they do have on their side is the entire weight of government, well-funded private institutions, institutes of education and the media. Countless movies, TV shows, magazine articles and official literature parrot the message that to be a racial egalitarian is to be enlightened but to acknowledge racial differences in behavior and I.Q. is to be ignorant – and wrong. The main line of defense, for a leftist, is to ignore the obvious. He will say things like “whites date blacks, Asians date whites… it’s all the same, one big mishmash because it really doesn’t matter”. He ignores the fact that there are clear patterns within inter-racial dating. He ignores the almost total absence of Asian male/ black female couples. He ignores the fact that around 80% of black/ white couples involve black men and white woman. He ignores evidence that neither poverty nor white racism is to blame for high levels of black crime. He ignores the fact that white women are being targeted, by blacks, for rape at astounding levels while black women are rarely targeted by whites. He ignores deliberate government deception when it comes to crime statistics. He will not read any of the numerous scholarly books documenting racial differences. From the word “ignore” we get “ignorance”. Not just ignorance but willful ignorance. Yes, it is possible to be trendy, “enlightened”, cultured, educated – and wrong.