Date: Wed, 24 Aug 1994 20:51:09 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: What is a Racist Term? > I didn't respond > according to script, because my immediate reaction was that "poor white > trash" is as much a social putdown, applied by whites above the line to > those perceived to be below it, as a racial one used by blacks for whites. I've always thought of it as a term used by whites, not by blacks. I can see how it might be construed as racist, however -- suggesting that "white trash" is a special kind of trash -- that regular trash is not white? --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]