Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 10:31:17 EDT From: Wayne Glowka 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 >trash." Well, there is the famous _Poor White Trash Cookbook_, a hit with folks I knew when it came out. The cover photo was memorable. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]