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We found 11 Reddit comments about White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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11 Reddit comments about White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America:

u/Emerson73 · 36 pointsr/TrueReddit

You mean this book: White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America? right?

just making sure i'm looking into the right one as the title didn't match your comment.

u/MYGODWHATHAVEIDONE · 6 pointsr/The_Donald

Not for white trash though.

u/InterPunct · 5 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

If your honestly interested in the history of "white trash" I found this book to be very interesting. It's a little dry and academic but taught me a lot about the roots and behavior of American culture of which I was only tangentially aware. The author is an educated historian who self-identifies as white trash:

u/TDaltonC · 2 pointsr/HistoryofIdeas

I've read the book that I assume this lecture is based on:

Not my favorite book on the topic. It does a lot of "judging the past by the standards of the present," without providing the kind of contemporary context that would be needed to support her claims about the horrors of class in America.

Class and poverty in America are real, but this book did nothing to help me understand it. I'd recommend "Black Rednecks & White Liberals"(this one is controversial) and "American Nations" to anyone who wants to understand the history of class and culture in America.

u/Malek061 · 1 pointr/politics

In my opinion, it comes down to tribalism and scarcity of resources. Rural whites where very progressive with social programs as long as the blacks didnt get them. Now they see blacks at competition for the same government resources which is where the term "welfare queen" and the medicare and medicaid hate come from. A rural white sees an inner city black person getting all these benefits like affirmative action and especially political representation and they dont see anyone fighting for them. So they vote republican. If I cant have those resources, then no one should have those resources. In many ways Trump hit their fears right on the head. Racism, protectionism, denying resources, and really giving to those hipster douches (they used a stronger word but people would bitch on here) in the big city was his rallying cry.

I would suggest reading White Trash to get a more complete history of rural whites. You can keep saying fuck those people, but "those people" are kicking the left's ass right now and until the left realizes that, they will continue to get their ass kicked.

u/As_____AsIWantToBe · 1 pointr/whatsthatbook
u/Birddaycake · 1 pointr/news


Blacks in america have been held back institutionally. and many are poor inm in poor neighborhoods with terrible education . poor whites in poor areas, with poor education act the same way. its the same for asians, and hispanics. hahaha

Go read that book

u/vts845 · 0 pointsr/conspiracy
to understand the land of the free, also have it

u/TwoChe · -7 pointsr/nba

I would suggest Popovich read White Trash. He is 100% not correct.

If he would read this, and understand that identity politics sprung up once marxism proved incompatible with actually being implemented, he would realize the modern iteration of identity politics is simply the re-birth of a disproved theory by another name.

Wealth and power concentrate. So does everything else that there is a market for. Competence breeds disproportionate wealth. Redistribution is necessary. Harmful divisive politics are bad. Identity politics created Donald Trump. And they are doubling down on it. We are fucked. The left will have a Donald Trump in 2020 too.