Posted on Nick Johnson’s YouTube channel (as well as his website entitled “HomeSnacks”), a summary video on the top 10 redneck towns in Texas has been gaining popularity recently. Cover-captioned “Awesome Regional Infotainment,” Nick’s channel appears to provide entertaining information about things like “Worst Places to Live,” “Happiest Cities,” and “Kinkiest Cities” (psst…that last video was done for Texas as well), done with some research and slight humor to keep viewers informed, and tuning in. The video, “The 10 Most Redneck Cities in Texas Explained,” is done just so, complete with race, gun shop, and Walmart percentages, among others.
Top 10 Lone Star State Redneck Towns Summarized in Humorous Video
Over time however, the term expanded in its definition, picking up derogatory notes and sounding pejorative. It encompassed synonyms such as “cracker,” “white trash,” and “hillbilly,” and by the 1970s, had come to mean something offensive and backwards. However, into the late 1980s and early 1990s, “redneck” began to again become something of a banner of pride, under which the “common man” or woman were exalted for their hard work, lifestyles, and sometimes poor choices (i.e. Jeff Foxworthy: #ymbr). Ultimately, is it really a bad thing to be called a redneck? Based on this history, the deck appears to be stacked against that. And we all know it’s definitely not a bad thing to be called Texan! So, put the two together, and you’ve practically got a double-compliment!