Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 10:31:17 EDT
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: What is a Racist Term?
Judith Rascoe wrote:
One interesting aspect of PWT, it seems to me, is that it has almost no
joking or affectionate connotation. There are examples of racist terms that
are very insulting if used by outsiders but are often tossed around
teasingly and even warmly inside the group. But I've never heard anybody
refer affectionately to himself, his friends or family as "poor white
Well, there is the famous _Poor White Trash Cookbook_, a hit with folks I
knew when it came out. The cover photo was memorable.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu