School Demands Student Remove ‘Duck Dynasty’ T-Shirt Saying ‘Redneck’ is a Slur

A Florida middle school demanded that a student remove a t-shirt from the Duck Dynasty TV show emblazoned with the word “redneck” across it claiming it was “offensive.”

Bronwyn Ramsey’s 14-year-old son, Christopher Olsen, was forced to remove the shirt at Mandarin Middle School in Jacksonville, FL because, the school said, it violated the school’s code of conduct rules. It was the big word “redneck” to which the school objected.

The t-shirt, which features a large image of Robinson family uncle Si Robinson and the words “redneck of the year,” is available in practically any department store these days.

Christopher was told that the word is offensive and school officials called his mother to bring him a new shirt. But the family says they don’t find the word “redneck” offensive at all.