Hi, This is GrandPubah, I noticed you deleted what you called the "anecdotal hair section" from Redneck. This is a very important part of history. There is no other reference to the importance of the Hippie culture and the term Redenck in the entire piece. I would not mind any changes or improvements but to just delete such an important part of this subject is just vandalism. If you read my references in the piece you would see this is not "anecdotal" in any way. If it were not for this part of history the term Redneck would not be in use today. TheGrandPubah (talk) 23:29, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. I must disagree with the removal of the entire paragraph. Without this knowlege (or something similar) it is not possible to understand what the stereotype of redneck was and how it evolved. It is much more than about "hair", but actually liberalism and conservatism. The redneck in the 60's and early 70's was typically ultra conservative. This changed as the counter-culture influences were gradually accepted. For example, the article states that ""Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd are considered "redneck anthems." This was far from true when "Okie from Muskogee" was the original redneck anthem. Something happened to change redneck society, and the article does not presently address that issue. A stereotypical redneck in 1970 would be very different than the one today. Not only in hair, but in dress, music, habits, politics, etc. I tried to get all of this over in a very short paragraph. It does focus on hair somewhat, but the references bring out the other differences. Hair was very important to the redneck for some reason, enough to cause the redneck to beat up people with long hair. You mention there is no reference to redneck in the hippie article. If hippies went around beating up people with short hair I am sure there would be a reference. In any event, I will not get into an edit war with you. I guess the old hippie in me doesn't want to fight about it. I think if you study my references you will agree that the subject needs to be addressed in some form in the article. I will leave that up to you. Peace TheGrandPubah (talk) 15:34, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
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