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Rednecks. A degrading stereotype, or just an expression. Background. The term “redneck” has been used to describe Southerners by their clothing choices, occupations, education level, and even their hobbies. As I see it, this is just another unfair stereotype that is exploited by the public.

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Rednecks

Rednecks

A degrading stereotype, or just an expression


Background
Background

The term “redneck” has been used to describe Southerners by their clothing choices, occupations, education level, and even their hobbies. As I see it, this is just another unfair stereotype that is exploited by the public.


Redneck outfit
“Redneck” Outfit

  • Wrangler jeans

  • Cowboy boots

  • Plaid shirts

  • Cowboy hat

  • Anything camouflage


Education and occupation
Education and Occupation

Most rednecks are seen as unintelligent and homely, but in all reality, they are some of the most hard working people in this country. Given, some do not finish high school or go to college, they find occupations in something that they have done their entire lives. These fore-thought “rednecks” have their own talents in which drive our economy as we know it.


Hobbies
Hobbies

Hunting

Shooting guns

Fishing

Mudding

Farming

Riding horses

Drinking beer


Redneck stereotype
Redneck Stereotype

Uneducated

Poor

Alcoholics

Always dirty

Only listen to country music

Always wear camouflage


Rednecks now
Rednecks now

Today, rednecks are seen as inferior to most. This is definitely an unfair stereotype against Southerners that share common characteristics. People today are starting to realize that these so called rednecks are not so bad after all. Just like preps or jocks, rednecks are defined by their appearance and hobbies. One day the term redneck is just going to be another fad that no one even notices.