Is “white non-college educated” the new euphemism for white trash, clay eaters, waste people, mudsill, or countless other ways to describe this demographic?
I’m reading “White Trash”, an insightful historical perspective of poor working class non-minority Americans. I’m up to Chapter 11 where it mentions “identity politics” beginning in 1968. This line jumped off the page at me. “Some people can choose an identity, but many more have an identity chosen for them. White trash folks never took that name for themselves…..” In my opinion, our political parties now refer to them as “white, non-college educated”…..with the same disdain.
And how does the Democratic Party gain a foothold in this demographic?