Is ‘white trash’ now an acceptable insult? 

your say September 13, 2017 01:00

Re: “The questions Trump supporters don’t want to answer”, Have Your Say, September 12.



I raised my eyebrows when Eric Bahrt referred to Caucasian Americans who voted for Trump as “white trash” – and I raised them higher when The Nation dared to print it. 

But I guess it’s okay and even funny when people of the same skin colour call each other names. I recall comedies in which a black guy calling a black guy the “N” word, or a Mexican calling another Mexican “wetback”, made the audience laugh like hyenas. 

Incidentally, Eric, what do you brand Chinese-Americans and Japanese-Americans who voted for Trump? And what about Thai-Americans?

Oh, and please stop using your magic phrase “a recent poll showed...” to shove your thoughts down our throats. Be specific if you want to convince us.

Somsak Pola

Samut Prakan

 

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