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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-23-07 10:55 PM
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40. Sadly, classicm is not as vilified as racism. I have to admit I'm a classist in recovery.
I've been solid middle class all my life, went to a private school, and over there we kinda learned to dislike and reject the poor. It was an accepted social attitude in that environment, and also in my house when I was growing up.

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  -I am wondering if people are sensitive about the term "white trash". nt thereismore  Jul-23-07 04:21 PM   #0 
  - Yes. n/t  Hissyspit   Jul-23-07 04:22 PM   #1 
  - Absolutely  speakclearly   Jul-24-07 11:59 AM   #59 
  - It only bothers me when...  citizen_jane   Jul-23-07 04:23 PM   #2 
  - That's how  vpilot   Jul-23-07 05:14 PM   #26 
  - LOL!  Swamp Rat   Jul-23-07 05:28 PM   #31 
  - I noticed it being thrown around on the mixed boards by freepers. Either  applegrove   Jul-23-07 04:25 PM   #3 
  - Also used derisively by libs who have a hate-on for rural/Southern culture.  SteveM   Jul-24-07 11:35 AM   #53 
     - I see alot of going after Southerners for the way they think (and spell), not for  applegrove   Jul-24-07 03:56 PM   #67 
  - Yes. Somewhat.  Bluzmann57   Jul-23-07 04:25 PM   #4 
  - Yes. In any context. It's as unacceptable as the n-word, IMO.  Dora   Jul-23-07 04:26 PM   #5 
  - Are there any insults left?  Blashyrkh   Jul-23-07 11:18 PM   #42 
     - Is there a need for insults?  Minimus   Jul-24-07 11:51 AM   #55 
  - It's both racist and classist.  QC   Jul-23-07 04:28 PM   #6 
  - You're right.  tabasco   Jul-23-07 04:48 PM   #12 
  - It is an insult for many. Racist? No. nt.  IndianaJones   Jul-23-07 04:54 PM   #14 
  - Doesn't it sort of imply...  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-23-07 04:54 PM   #16 
     - That's exactly what it implies.  QC   Jul-23-07 05:06 PM   #23 
     - It implys that the default setting for trash is something other than white  gollygee   Jul-23-07 05:26 PM   #29 
     - Good point. nt  thereismore   Jul-24-07 09:27 AM   #45 
     - You are correct. nt.  IndianaJones   Jul-24-07 09:35 AM   #48 
  - Funny, isn't it? As racists, the term wouldn't bother me. But it IS classist and that does.  CTyankee   Jul-24-07 05:33 PM   #73 
  - Very much. Having come from poverty, even though raised  juajen   Jul-23-07 04:38 PM   #7 
  - I can think of only one time I ever used it.  murielm99   Jul-23-07 04:45 PM   #8 
     - So true! nt  thereismore   Jul-23-07 05:26 PM   #30 
  - Using the term trailer park trash is just as bad.  William769   Jul-23-07 04:46 PM   #9 
  - White trash refers to a specific group of people...  lefador   Jul-23-07 05:10 PM   #24 
  - I am really offended by trailer trash.  RebelOne   Jul-24-07 11:52 AM   #57 
  - I just hate that I am white trash  Debi   Jul-23-07 04:46 PM   #10 
  - how about honkey?  sniffa   Jul-23-07 04:48 PM   #11 
  - I'm OK with that, as long as it's affectionate. white trash is a bit negative  TheBaldyMan   Jul-24-07 05:53 PM   #74 
  - Human beings are not "trash"  etherealtruth   Jul-23-07 04:53 PM   #13 
  - That's my biggest problem with it as well  lastliberalintexas   Jul-23-07 10:48 PM   #39 
  - It's offensive.  yardwork   Jul-23-07 04:54 PM   #15 
  - I wish you wouldn't talk about my Kin folks on here  lazer47   Jul-23-07 04:58 PM   #17 
  - No  NV Whino   Jul-23-07 04:59 PM   #18 
  - Which ones are acceptable and which ones are not? And why?  William769   Jul-23-07 05:04 PM   #21 
  - In all seriousness  NV Whino   Jul-23-07 10:17 PM   #36 
  - Well, it makes me wince because I was called 'white trash' more than once as a kid.  Gormy Cuss   Jul-24-07 01:01 PM   #65 
  - I generally don't think it is an economic or classist term.  Midlodemocrat   Jul-23-07 05:00 PM   #19 
  - what you said  sniffa   Jul-23-07 05:05 PM   #22 
  - ...  bicentennial_baby   Jul-23-07 05:31 PM   #32 
  - And how often do you refer to any black people as "black trash"?  Toots   Jul-24-07 04:41 PM   #69 
  - As far as I'm concerned, it means "Republicans". n/t  poverlay   Jul-23-07 05:01 PM   #20 
  - as opposed to the other kinds of trash?  rucky   Jul-23-07 05:13 PM   #25 
  - Nope I grew up White Trash.  MiltonF   Jul-23-07 05:17 PM   #27 
  - I used the term once  mariema   Jul-23-07 05:18 PM   #28 
  - Yes, I can see how "white trash" may be a necessary term in our language...LOL nt  thereismore   Jul-23-07 05:31 PM   # 
  - I don't like it  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-23-07 05:31 PM   #33 
  - No. If the shoe fits.  MrSlayer   Jul-23-07 05:44 PM   #34 
  - couldn't agree more. n/t  ourbluenation   Jul-24-07 09:47 AM   #49 
  - Yes it's wrong to call  senseandsensibility   Jul-23-07 05:46 PM   #35 
  - When they are trying to deny racism still exists, yes. n/t  Lilith Velkor   Jul-23-07 10:32 PM   #37 
  - YES, it's rude and so is " trailer trash."  in_cog_ni_to   Jul-23-07 10:36 PM   #38 
  - Sadly, classicm is not as vilified as racism. I have to admit I'm a classist in recovery.  Katzenkavalier   Jul-23-07 10:55 PM   #40 
  - The term "white trash" = the N-word  Screwfly   Jul-23-07 11:14 PM   #41 
  - Just great...  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jul-24-07 12:49 PM   #62 
  - Yes, it is offensive.  InkAddict   Jul-24-07 12:08 AM   #43 
  - It all boils down to PRIDE. Pride is rarely if ever justified. nt  thereismore   Jul-24-07 09:26 AM   #44 
  - It's like the "n" word -- you don't call other people that name  DemBones DemBones   Jul-24-07 09:30 AM   #46 
  - I've always seen it as a corollary to the N word  DemGa   Jul-24-07 09:31 AM   #47 
  - Some strange wrinkles in this term...  SteveM   Jul-24-07 11:53 AM   #58 
  - I don't think we should ever call people trash. White or not.  Sapere aude   Jul-24-07 09:51 AM   #50 
  - Not even Cheney, Bush, Gonzalez, ...?  WinkyDink   Jul-24-07 12:51 PM   #64 
  - Yes it bothers me  Marrah_G   Jul-24-07 09:51 AM   #51 
  - I don't know...  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jul-24-07 11:31 AM   #52 
  - George Walker Bush is trash in my book.  No Surrender   Jul-24-07 11:48 AM   #54 
  - I said that to my sister - she thinks it'd be a good bumper sticker  DeposeTheBoyKing   Jul-24-07 04:49 PM   #72 
  - I'm not, but I've always been white trash.  Codeine   Jul-24-07 11:51 AM   #56 
  - Cool  debbierlus   Jul-24-07 12:02 PM   #61 
  - Not me - Didn't you ever read 'White Trash Cooking'  debbierlus   Jul-24-07 12:02 PM   #60 
  - No. E.g., it fits Britney Spears. It's a term of behavior, IMO, and that is neither a  WinkyDink   Jul-24-07 12:50 PM   #63 
  - No, since it describes much of my dad's family...  kineneb   Jul-24-07 01:14 PM   #66 
  - I am wondering what you really want to say about the term "white trash." Or is  retread   Jul-24-07 04:38 PM   #68 
  - Ahhh...I don't know  Madspirit   Jul-24-07 04:47 PM   #70 
  - I draw a distinction...  Concerned GA Voter   Jul-24-07 04:48 PM   #71 

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