White Trash are what we call "hoosiers" here in St. Louis. (I am an expert on hoosiers, as The Riverfront Times demonstrates here).
White Trash differ from all of those other groups because of their moral turpitude.
This is important to note. It is one of those truths that a bit of reflection will reveal to you. Think about it. What do these White Trash characteristics have in common?
- Filth and squalor
- Deliberately living on the dole, despite being able to work
- Explosions of wrath
- Sexual promiscuity to the point of skankiness
- Drug abuse
- Immodest dress and behavior
- Lying at will
They are all examples of bad morality, character flaws, moral failings - in short, sins - or a culture that grows from habitual sin.
Our critique of White Trash is really a disguised critique of a lifestyle of sin. Such a thing is possible - even today!