Posted by R. Berg on March 24, 2006
In Reply to: What do you think ... posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 22, 2006
: : What do you think, feel or omagine when I say " I probably would have been idetified as "poor white trash"? Is my perception of the definition "your" reality?
: There are (at least) two ways of looking at being called "poor white trash". One is the "Roseanne Barr" method of embracing and celebrating it as a badge of honor. Another is to be offended or upset by it.
: I have to admit that I really didn't understand your question, but I took a guess at what you meant. Good luck.
In reply to the second part of your query, it's impossible to say that your perception of the definition is or is not "my" reality. We could find out how closely our perceptions match by discussing what each of us understands "poor white trash" to mean. Because that phrase is controversial and offensive to some, our perceptions probably wouldn't be identical.