The World of the Redneck

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1974
Creator(s) 
Pages 
111-118
Date 
Mon, 05/27/1974
Doc # 
3WC01.01
Abstract 

In this article, Will D. Campbell writes about the plight of the “Redneck” as it mirrors the plight of the African American. He compares the subjugation each group faces at the hands of wealthier whites, but explains that African-American culture is elevated, where Redneck culture is concealed for shame. Campbell believes that whites are inherently born with racism, and that because of their powerless position in society, Rednecks are the least racist of all people. He ends by expressing that Rednecks are a crucial factor in social problems such as race, poverty, and war.

Additional information 

Document Description: eight-page photocopy of article; highlighting; located in PLT Archive folder "Will Campbell; Christ and Cris; May 27, '74; 'The World of the Redneck'".

Rights 
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