Miss S.C.’s comments: Embarrassing or teachable moment?

“Jeff Foxworthy and his ‘you might be a redneck’ jokes”are good examples,” says College of Charleston political science professor Gibbs Knotts. “The word ‘redneck,’ which has been used to describe political supporters of conservative politicians like James Vardaman and George C. Wallace, has even been embraced and become more positive recently. Charlie Daniels even has a song ‘What the world needs now is a few more rednecks.’”

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