Today’s throwback Thursday song is brought to you by Ray Stevens.
I was wondering about redneck history, so I did a little research.
Redneck is often used as a derogatory term for rural white Americans that are seen as low class, poor, and uneducated.
The term was originally used to characterize farmers, because they often had sunburns on the back of their necks from spending hours working in the fields.
In the early 1900s, the word “redneck” was used to designate a political faction within the democratic party. Supporters of this faction wore red bandanas to rallies and other events.
Today, the word isn’t always used in a negative way. It can be used to describe anyone that lives in a rural area, enjoys being outdoors, or drives a truck.
You might be a redneck if you use an old propane tank as a mailbox.
You might be a redneck if you have a coffin in your front yard.