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Redneck Day, Duck Dynasty Racist? Arizona School Investigated By Feds

Redneck Day, Duck Dynasty Racist? Arizona School Investigated By Feds

Redneck Day, a Duck Dynasty inspired school event in Arizona, is being called racist, and the Department of Education is investigating.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Duck Dynasty Redneck Day was controversial back in May when the Queen Creek High School first held the event.

Redneck Day was intended to lift school spirit before prom by mimicking the reality TV show Duck Dynasty. Redneck Day was supposed to be about fun, but the event quickly became politicized.

At the time, Redneck Day was criticized by civil rights groups including the NAACP. They felt the Duck Dynasty-inspired Redneck Day could “offend people” and was a “direct attack on African-Americans.” Critics were especially concerned by a student who wore a Confederate flag like a cape.

The student wearing the Confederate flag says he had “no ill intent,” and the student apparently came from a state where the Confederate flag is a more common sight. The Department of Education has already declared “the display of the Confederate flag concerns rights protected by the 1st Amendment.”

Still, the student was asked to remove the Confederate flag, and the DOE will investigate “whether a racially hostile environment was created due to language and actions not protected by the 1st Amendment.” The DOE will also “determine the remedy, including moderating conversations between school administrators and civil rights community leaders to shape new policy and racism prevention measures.”

Do you think the Department of Education should consider Redneck Day and Duck Dynasty racist?

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11 Responses to “Redneck Day, Duck Dynasty Racist? Arizona School Investigated By Feds”

  1. Louie Dillon

    this is almost the stupidest thing I have ever read–a bunch of kids trying to have a good time and all of a sudden it is racist–grow up you ignorant bunch of people.

  2. Anonymous

    Haven't we had enough of all this neegear stuff. It has turned me hard core racist. Thanx Abe Lincolon.

  3. Norma Starnes Sawyer

    You might know the blacks would think the race card, OMG.

  4. James Aynesworth

    Norma Starnes Sawyer, you would think the poor Whites would be a bit more sympathetic, since they share a common history with Blacks in America: economically deprived, poor, enslaved and shunned upon by the aristocracy and plantocracy class. But only an uneducated person wouldn't know that. For the ignorant who are in favor of the confederate flag should know, the first capitalist were White as we see it as today. In order to maintain their new system of exploitation which was spawned from the theft of land from the Natives here and forced labor of Africans (and poor Whites in the early years), the poor European was elevated, told they were White, created new history and myths for themselves and thats how you got the Black/White dichotomy racism honestly. Poor whites for example are not polarized in the media to the extent of Blacks has to do maintenance of the social order or creating a false consciousness in poor Whites with the notion of superiority over non Whites and equality with the White ruling class. This way they (poor uninformed Whites) always defend a system that has never had their interest in mind. Your hero, Nathan Bedford Forrest, confirmed in an interview, published in the Cincinnati Commercial, August 28, 1868, stated that the Civil War was against slavery. This racist and hideous flag doesn't represent the USA and it shouldn't represent the new South. It's past history that represented a region of states that didn't want to join the Union and to maintain slavery. But look at the South today and the people who are in favor of this flag–they're 2-3 generations behind, mentally, socially, culturally, technologically, economically, educationally, etc. I guess some people refuse to move forward. Only in the Divided States (snakes) of AmeriKKKa.

  5. James Aynesworth

    Ken Pepper you'r correct. Whites have always had double standards in America. It's ok for the KKK to march, speak on separatism, call people the "N" world, like Paula Deen, saluting monuments in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, you defend them claiming they have "free speech". Yet when when Mexicans and Natives in Baldwin Park, California protest with a monument that reads, "This land was Mexicans once, was Indian always is and will be again. It was better before they came. It's interesting how masses of Whites are accusing Mexicans and Natives of "racist speech". Now that's a double standard, is it not?

  6. James Aynesworth

    Louie Dillon , it is racist now as it was then. What's next–where a white hoodie with a robe (dress like a KKK member) and burn a cross? You sound like the idiot but Mitt Romney will never have you over for dinner, shake your hand or allow any of his sons to marry your daughter. Get a clue!