The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135805   Message #3099752
Posted By: Jeri
21-Feb-11 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: Ebony Hillbillies
Subject: RE: Ebony Hillbillies
They're from NYC. Having grown up in NY state, I was fairly ignorant that the term "hillbilly" was derogatory. I was accustomed to watching the Beverly Hillbillies, and figured they were caricatures, and the whole term "hillbilly" didn't relate to real people. In other words, if I'd met an impoverished person from the Appalachian regions, the though never would have crossed my mind to call him a hillbilly.

Russ, I'm not arguing. I AM trying to explain why the guys in the band and some of us here don't seem as offended as you think we should be. I had no clue that it might set somebody off. Now I do.