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poor White

Often offensive
a. a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp in the southern US and South Africa
b. (as modifier): poor White trash
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Indeed, Helper insisted that poor white southerners effectively lived in a "second degree of slavery." (1)
In the early to mid 2000s, a few researchers attempted to understand the living situations of selected poor white communities in South Africa, specifically in Gauteng and the Free Sate.
The rather derogatory term 'white trash' usually refers to the poor white people, especially those living in the southern US but the author uses it in a larger context to write about the entrenched social hierarchy and class relations in the US.
Readers who sympathize with Waverly may recoil at her willingness to relinquish her friendship with Marshall, whom Maribeth labels "poor white trash."
Popular accounts suggest that poor white voters are voting en masse for candidates who do not reflect their policy preferences, while academic accounts focus on the empirical data, which suggest that poor whites vote Democratic just as they always have.
Cynical Confederate politicians used poor white irrational concerns to breed the Southern States White Supremacy Movement and the Klu Klux Klan during the American Civil War in the 19th century.
The famous trial only takes up a small part of the book, much of which is devoted to the position of poor white families, the supposed "white trash" and how the more respectable families tried to distance themselves from them.
But Lee's themes – racial prejudice, the terrible life led by many poor white women, the claustrophobic life of a small town – shine through.
She said: "We're determined to make schools work better with family life - not necessarily for extra lessons but for a place to do homework or go over classes." And a report by the education select committee today shows poor white children are falling behind in exams.
This is a history of the Middle West Side of Manhattan--once known as Hell's Kitchen and the home of poor white immigrants and now, with its significantly more upscale population, referred to as the Clinton Historic District of New York City--from 1894 to 1914.
Pity and Empathy as Affective Tools of Poor White Representation:
POOR white boys are performing well below the city average in schools, an alarming report reveals.