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1 Bob Levin  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 3:17:34am

You might want to re-edit this snippet. Some advertising got stuck in the copy.

2 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 6:43:45am

Good piece, makes the point about not being judgmental without being heavy-handed about it.

3 moderatelyradicalliberal  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:09:10pm

I hate the that term. People shouldn't be called trash because they are poor. It's also kinda racist. It suggests that poor white people are living at a station below their whiteness and therefor not truly white. It's just ugly all around.

4 wrenchwench  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:28:26pm

re: #3 moderatelyradicalliberal

I hate the that term. People shouldn't be called trash because they are poor. It's also kinda racist. It suggests that poor white people are living at a station below their whiteness and therefor not truly white. It's just ugly all around.

Thanks for saying that. I hate it too. I also hate "trailer trash".

Did you see the first comment at the article?

When black people are poor it is supposed to ennoble them. When white people are poor they are called "trash."

The comment was made by Jared Fucking Taylor, White Supremacist and Scum Extraordinaire.

5 Kdizzle  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 12:52:11pm

I grew up in a trailer park in the Ozarks in Southwestern Missouri.

My mother and father both worked around sixty hours a week yet still had to rely on state assistance to make sure my twin sister, brother, and myself were getting proper medical care. I had chronic strep infections of the ear and throat and my sister had kidney problems, which weren't cheap to treat.

I can relate to the stories of friends in the neighborhood being taken away by the state due to abusive husbands, boyfriends and even single mothers. I saw two or three kids my age end up this way.

This also makes me even more indignant towards zealots that still spout horseshit about the supposed sad fact that more women are choosing careers over staying home and raising children. If my mother would have gone the more traditional route than we would have fucking starved.

6 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Nov 23, 2012 1:32:52pm

Grew up close to that edge, with most of my friends being scattered on either side of it. We never slipped across because we farmed as well as having both parents employed (3 jobs, at a time for awhile, for my father) so there was enough food.

It was especially bad in my hometown after the tire factory shut down and the meat packing plant was bought by union busters. The only good jobs left in the city were with the University or the Hospitals. The loss of those good paying union jobs sent a lot of families - especially large catholic families - over the edge into "white trash" poverty that many still haven't pulled themselves out of. When you grow up only learning enough to work a line pulling tires out of a hot rubber mold for 8 hours straight, you don't have too many re-employment opportunities.

It leaves you with a different view of the world when you know that everything can be gone in an instant because of a decision made half the world away.


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