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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:02 AM
Response to Reply #3
6. I like your definition.
Poor White Trash or Trailer Trash.
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  -What does the phrase "White Trash" mean? Is it racist? Against whom? Hoof Hearted  Dec-16-07 12:50 AM   #0 
  - Britney Spears and Jerry Springer Fans  proud patriot   Dec-16-07 12:56 AM   #1 
  - So you're telling me that's who's voing right now or  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 01:16 AM   #12 
  - That's mean.  usaftmo   Dec-16-07 04:48 AM   #35 
     - Thank You  proud patriot   Dec-16-07 05:49 PM   #72 
  - Wow, I'm amazed at the initial response.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 12:58 AM   #2 
  - The initial response of 4 votes? At 2:00AM Eastern on a Sunday morning?  Captain Angry   Dec-16-07 01:06 AM   #9 
  - A Literary Explanation  rwenos   Dec-16-07 12:58 AM   #3 
  - I like your definition.  emilyg   Dec-16-07 01:02 AM   #6 
  - I inquire about the modern usage. Incidents can be found in threads on page one.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 01:03 AM   #7 
  - Still Means the Same, Doesn't It?  rwenos   Dec-16-07 01:10 AM   #10 
  - It means that whomever uses the term, uses it to make themselves feel better about themselves.  Breeze54   Dec-16-07 02:07 AM   #28 
     - Yep. My family lives in a trailer, but we are in no way "trash".  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-16-07 12:43 PM   #62 
  - Yours is a very intelligencia definition and pretty much spot on...  K Gardner   Dec-16-07 01:28 AM   #16 
  - "Blissful Ignorance"  rwenos   Dec-16-07 01:49 AM   #24 
  - When I was eight years old and still learning English and  Cleita   Dec-16-07 12:12 PM   #51 
  - Also, Jeeter Lester's family in Caldwell's "Tobacco Road"...  mitchum   Dec-16-07 12:22 PM   #55 
  - It's racist if you believe there's a "white race".  Harper_is_Bush   Dec-16-07 12:59 AM   #4 
  - The first 7 years of my life were in a trailer park...  Zueda   Dec-16-07 01:18 AM   #14 
  - You are confusing two different sayings into one  zalinda   Dec-16-07 01:02 AM   #5 
  - And you are the reason why I wondered if I should have kept it simpler  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 01:11 AM   #11 
  - My response is the same as Zalinda's.  NCevilDUer   Dec-16-07 01:43 AM   #23 
  - Of course it is, and if you read the OP you would understand that I have not  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 02:57 AM   #30 
  - Well, thank you for calling me stupid n/t  zalinda   Dec-16-07 11:34 AM   #44 
     - You assumed I was confused, I assumed you were in a hurry, not stupid.  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 12:20 PM   #54 
  - that's a funny sort of definition  lwfern   Dec-16-07 01:39 AM   #21 
  - Yeah, white people are the only ones that  zalinda   Dec-16-07 11:38 AM   #45 
     - You may have misunderstood me.  lwfern   Dec-16-07 12:38 PM   #61 
        - The plain simple truth is that everyone wants to think  zalinda   Dec-16-07 02:38 PM   #63 
           - What I've found  lwfern   Dec-16-07 03:23 PM   #65 
  - My 2 cents, and probably not worth even that.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-16-07 03:33 PM   #66 
  - I am not entirely sure myself  Mojorabbit   Dec-16-07 01:05 AM   #8 
  - This will explain it!  justgamma   Dec-16-07 01:17 AM   #13 
  - Other  magellan   Dec-16-07 01:25 AM   #15 
  - How about "white" as a shorthand for good - in contrast to "not white"?  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 01:31 AM   #17 
  - Changed my reply  magellan   Dec-16-07 01:38 AM   #20 
  - .  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 01:40 AM   #22 
  - It's racist against people of color  lwfern   Dec-16-07 01:35 AM   #18 
  - I think you are right. I grew up in segregated Texas and that's the overtone I always  CTyankee   Dec-16-07 12:18 PM   #53 
  - Wow  loyalsister   Dec-16-07 04:17 PM   #69 
  - Hey, I'm a member of the shit-head tribe, and we are now racists! LOL  L. Coyote   Dec-16-07 01:37 AM   #19 
  - I tend to frown upon names that refer to others as "trash"....  KzooDem   Dec-16-07 01:54 AM   #25 
  - you say  Hoof Hearted   Dec-16-07 04:26 AM   #33 
  - Republicans  rAVES   Dec-16-07 02:01 AM   #26 
  - Wikipedia seems to have a handle on it..  krispos42   Dec-16-07 02:04 AM   #27 
  - When exactly did we become white trash?  asteroid2003QQ47   Dec-16-07 02:54 AM   #29 
  - There's a new kind of white trash  fiveleafclover   Dec-16-07 03:41 AM   #31 
  - Other  blogslut   Dec-16-07 04:19 AM   #32 
  - The meanings and use of terms evolve over time, still a broadbrush putdown  Bongo Prophet   Dec-16-07 04:41 AM   #34 
  - It's more classist than racist. n/t  HeeBGBz   Dec-16-07 04:57 AM   #36 
  - "racist?" There is but one race!  asteroid2003QQ47   Dec-16-07 06:09 AM   #37 
  - Let's flip it and use that very much used "poor black trash"  Toots   Dec-16-07 07:49 AM   #38 
  - This is a very interesting discussion. First, since I grew up in FLA  Nay   Dec-16-07 11:09 AM   #39 
  - wasn't "White Trash" a term originally coined by middle class blacks?  alphafemale   Dec-16-07 11:16 AM   #40 
  - I like to use the term "trailerpark trash" instead.  Smith_3   Dec-16-07 11:18 AM   #41 
  - It's the "n" word for white people  DemGa   Dec-16-07 11:21 AM   #42 
  - It's meant to identify poor white people  treestar   Dec-16-07 11:30 AM   #43 
  - It's classist more than anything.  AllieB   Dec-16-07 11:40 AM   #46 
  - Trailer trash ...white trash ...redneck ...pretty much the same thing imo.  L0oniX   Dec-16-07 11:40 AM   #47 
  - I don't think redneck is in that same company.  Cleita   Dec-16-07 12:15 PM   #52 
  - Well, there are nuances.  knitter4democracy   Dec-16-07 02:53 PM   #64 
  - So is this another term the PC police forbid?  Beelzebud   Dec-16-07 11:41 AM   #48 
  - Those pc police sure are annoying, aren't they?  lwfern   Dec-16-07 03:44 PM   #67 
  - It's only racist if used by non-whites. n/t  tuckessee   Dec-16-07 11:49 AM   #49 
  - I don't know if it's racist, but it shows a lot of bigotry against  Cleita   Dec-16-07 12:03 PM   #50 
  - buttered or plain?  SoCalDem   Dec-16-07 12:26 PM   #56 
  - Well, since I know the joke and why you put up these posts ... I'm not going to answer Hydid  blm   Dec-16-07 12:27 PM   #57 
  - or maybe he's already employed n/t  OzarkDem   Dec-16-07 12:28 PM   #58 
  - I never viewed that as a racist comment, but I looked it up.  napi21   Dec-16-07 12:32 PM   #59 
  - I use the term in reference to white trash sensibilities or aesthetics...  mitchum   Dec-16-07 12:34 PM   #60 
  - "Poor" White Trash  zorahopkins   Dec-16-07 03:47 PM   #68 
  - Read "Bastard out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison  TalkingDog   Dec-16-07 04:41 PM   #70 
  - I live in remodeled mobile home  easttexaslefty   Dec-16-07 05:42 PM   #71 
  - It depends entirely on the context. -n/t  porphyrian   Dec-16-07 05:51 PM   #73 
 

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