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Vol. 1, No. 4: Southern Humor

Yesterday a Total Stranger Called Me White Trash

by Tone Blevins

“But first things first.”

Yesterday a total stranger called me white trash. On my quiet suburban street walking my dogs. I guess the fact that it’s a middle-class neighborhood was the reason he left off the “poor.” Before being insulted for my family and my family’s family, I was alternately amused, shocked, and wary. But the definite bottom-line question was: How did he know?

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