Hell yea. Loved this. I grew up in a very poor family and worked myself up into a “better” (I’d just say “different” but generally you know more what I mean when I use the cliche “better”) life. I’m long gone from that in some ways, but in others, I remember damn well what it was like to be “white trash,” and when I look at the smarmy, pretentious people that now surround me in my workplace and social spheres, I see right through their kumbaya “inclusiveness” bullshit. I know who the fuck those people are. I spent my whole childhood fighting against letting them crush me. When you grow up like that, you learn to read people. It’s all in their eyes and in their smiles. They don’t know where I came from, and when they pontificate about the “stupid rednecks” and “white trash,” I just log it in my mental journal.
Anyway, yea, great article. I loved it. Keep speaking truth, please.