Hundreds expected at Redneck Games of Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - If you throw toilet seats instead of horseshoes, you might be a redneck.

And this weekend in Arkansas, you might not be alone.

Hundreds of people are expected to head to the second annual Redneck Games of Arkansas on Saturday and Sunday.

The onlookers and contestants will gather in Clinton, about 70 miles north of Little Rock, for events that range from riding lawnmower races to an obstacle course called, "Get Daddy/Mommy a Cold One!"

The games showcase the rise of the redneck in popular culture as people are increasingly tuning into reality TV shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The redneck games also raise questions about whether they really reclaim the term for poor, white rural Southerners in a positive way or just perpetuate negative stereotypes.

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