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04/06/16 7:29 am

I don't find it to be racist however I think it should be only used by white people. However I can see the argument that it's implying that it's saying that white people should be educated, and that's pretty elitist however I think that might be overthinking it.

04/06/16 7:08 am

I can say it but no other race can. Hahahaha.

04/06/16 6:45 am

How about "trailer trash"?

commonman1 Peace
04/05/16 4:03 pm

Is black trash and white trash the same.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
04/05/16 11:24 am

The last time I heard that was in Gone With the Wind. It was used to describe shiftless white people.

HayleyS looking up.
04/05/16 11:06 am

It's classist, at least.

It may even be indicative of racism against nonwhites. "White trash" kinda implies that trash normally isn't white or that white people are held to a different standard.

If the term "trash" is classist, and it is common to add "white" too it, then there seems to be some attack against white people of low class.. Like white people aren't supposed to act like that; white people are supposed to be above that.

Just musing. I really don't know. Don't attack me haha

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
04/04/16 6:50 pm

White trash and a broke ass nigga. Don't see anything wrong with the terms.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
04/04/16 9:00 pm

Both looks more elitist than racist. The haves belittling the have nots.

think4yourself Not a safe space
04/05/16 11:05 am

Many think the clintons are white trash and they have a lot.

DiQuellaPira Columbus, Ohio
04/04/16 5:38 pm

The term is not racist....but it implies they are trash because white people should be educated, well mannered, and well behaved and that they are no different than blacks.

04/06/16 7:12 am

I don't agree with you at all. Your over thinking it. As Americans we should all be classy. It's just a descriptive term for white people who are trashy. That's it.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/04/16 5:09 pm

It is clearly a racist term.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/04/16 5:29 pm

actually, it is a derogatory term for poor white people in the south. The reason there was no "black" trash is because all the blacks were slaves.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/04/16 5:30 pm

it was a term used by whites.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/04/16 5:32 pm

When race and the word trash are combined in a two word phrase, how is that not racist?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/04/16 6:36 pm

because it did not arise out of a feeling of racial superiority. It was a classist, economic division: wealthy whites vs. poor whites. Racism makes no distinctions between wealth levels.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/04/16 6:39 pm

...and you're getting your facts from where?

LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/04/16 6:42 pm

Strike my last comment. I misread your comment. You make a argument legitimate argument. I disagree but see your point.

04/06/16 7:14 am

What? So I can't start using the term "black trash"? What's the difference?

Wackacrat Harford County
04/04/16 4:51 pm

No. Trash is trash. The human form of trash, much like any other form of trash, comes in all colors.

04/04/16 4:32 pm

How about Black Trash?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/04/16 4:20 pm

As racist as the term black porch monkey

Malekithe We have assumed control
04/04/16 4:08 pm

Not at all.
Maybe bigoted or prejudiced.

goldz oh this world
04/04/16 4:10 pm

So why not racist?

Malekithe We have assumed control
04/04/16 5:27 pm

For one thing it is not applied to an entire race, only a segment of one.

jvc1133 61535
04/04/16 3:58 pm

Descriptive !

mhillsman Oklahoma
04/04/16 3:56 pm

No, but somehow it would be racist to say "black trash"

jlong105 Indiana
04/04/16 3:26 pm

There are no racist terms only racist uses.

Diogenes Not Biden It
04/04/16 3:23 pm

It has the key word "white" which shows racism impossible.

04/04/16 4:35 pm

What!?! Because you preface something with "white" it can't be racist? Prefacing with "black" would automatically be racist? right?

Diogenes Not Biden It
04/04/16 5:45 pm

Why do you have to pul the rice card?

04/04/16 5:59 pm

I didn't pull a rice card, you said white couldn't be racist... Of course it could be white rice...couldn't be racist...

ronderman North Carolina
04/04/16 3:07 pm

Milk cartons, old socks, balls of paper. What's racist about that?

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/04/16 2:27 pm

Curious to see how many people know the origins of that term...

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
04/04/16 2:38 pm

I've heard it applied to poor immigrants from Europe who provided cheap labor in the 19th century.