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hillbilly vs. redneck

hillbilly vs. redneck: Understand the difference

Hillbilly and redneck are both disparaging terms based on stereotypes that depict (usually white) people from certain rural areas of the U.S. as uneducated, unsophisticated, poor, and often narrow-minded and bigoted. Because they’re usually applied to working class people, such terms are often considered classist. However, some people use such terms as positive self-identifiers. Hillbilly is particularly associated with the Appalachian region, while redneck is associated with the South, but use overlaps and both terms are often used in reference to stereotypical behavior rather than location.

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