RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS

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RACE AND ETHNICITY RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS WASPS— the class/gender/race of privilege—it is such a dominant culture that most participants do not even recognize it as a distinct culture— " WASP" is an acronym for white Anglo-Saxon Protestants. When someone calls someone a WASP today, they usually mean to imply that the person is uptight, reserved and/or elitist, regardless of their background. The stereotype of the uptight, upper class WASP is based on the assumption that white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are both genetically (white Anglo-Saxons) and religiously (Protestant) predisposed to acting like, well, snobs . The term "WASP" was made popular by E. Digby Baltzell in his 1964 book, "The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy & Caste in America." Baltzell used the term to refer to the American cultural, political and economic elite-- preppy , Ivy League and country club types. These days, the label is used much more loosely to refer to people-- almost always white, sometimes Protestant--who fit the behavioral stereotype of a WASP. The Anglo-Saxon part of the term--which refers to descendents of Germanic and Danish people who settled in the British Isles and are by definition white--has become irrelevant. White ethnics —also suffer discrimination—“trailer trash”— Trailer Trash Talkin' Turleen If Barbie makes you want to puke, and memories of your childhood being forced to play with Barbie dolls induces nightmares, we have the cure. Introducing Trailer Trash Talkin' Turleen. Yes that's right, a burping, beer drinking, cigarette smoking, 12 inch tall doll, the doll exemplifies true American White Trash. Press her belly, (it's big because she's got one in the oven) and she will
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