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  •  I think the term 'poor white trash' applies (0+ / 0-)

    regardless of income or community status to people who hate because of skin color.

    'Poor White Trash' has always been the deadliest set of people to be around. In slave days, poor whites only source of cash income was usually returning slaves to their owners, dead or alive. So dark skinned people were thought of as potential or actual prey to be hunted down, or pests to be exterminated after the Civil War.

    Then there was the feeling of being threatened as the white minority population in the South that had more black slaves than white owners. Fear from being surrounded by angry slaves has held over to current times in some places. The North wasn't really any better or safer for blacks moving north looking for work - big race riots in cities.

    That kind of legacy is hard to get rid of; just another form of hunting to make a living. Too bad we're still having to live with it.

    Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

    by CA wildwoman on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:32:13 PM PST

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