White Trash

White trash is an American English pejorative term referring to poor white people in the United States, especially in the rural South, suggesting lower social class and degraded living standards. The term suggests outcasts from respectable society living on the fringes of the social order who are seen as dangerous because they may be criminal, unpredictable, and without respect for authority whether it be political, legal, or moral. The term is usually a slur, but may also be used self-referentially by whites to jokingly describe their origins.

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White Trash - In Literature
... Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland's play Po' White Trash, published in 1900, exposes complicated cultural tensions in the post-Reconstruction South, at the heart of which is the ... Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee (1948) explores images of 'white trash' women ... meditation on abjection, waste, and the construction of class and gender identities among poor whites reflects the eugenics discourses of the 1920s ...
White Trash (metal Band) - History
... Alvin continued White Trash with an entirely new lineup in 1994 ... released Si O Si, Que?, produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, White Zombie (band), King Missile),which did not feature as much brass as on their debut album and it did not do as ... radically due to influence of grunge rock and White Trash was viewed as too old school to be viable in the music industry ...
White Trash Debutantes - Origins
... agitators as well as bands that simply wanted to entertain White Trash Debutantes are a perfect example of the latter." Perhaps the political undepinnings of White Trash ... compassion, and the aimless goals of the 'American Dream.' The White Trash Debutantes first debuted at San Francisco's Covered Wagon Saloon on October 18 ...
Edgar Winter's White Trash (album)
... Edgar Winter's White Trash is the second studio album by Edgar Winter, and his first with his group White Trash ...
Saints Of Los Angeles - Singles - "White Trash Circus"
... was between "Chicks = Trouble" and "White Trash Circus", with "White Trash Circus" earning more votes and being chosen as the new single ... The music video for "White Trash Circus" was released on February 25, 2009 ...

Famous quotes containing the words trash and/or white:

    I had to kick their law into their teeth in order to save them.
    However I have heard that sometimes you have to deal
    Devilishly with drowning men in order to swim them to shore.
    Or they will haul themselves and you to the trash and the fish beneath.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Listen world,
    if you’d just take the time to pick
    the white fingers, the penny heart,
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    They are as good as salt.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)