There is scientific evidence that this is not the land of opportunity. I intend to put that in my book. The book will also show that when your family has the burden of fighting all the wars, you end up with the mental health problems. You don’t hate yourself, because some jackass on the internet says stupid things to you. You hate yourself because you buy into the belief that all of your hard work should have gotten you somewhere, and you don’t understand why it didn’t. You don’t realize that there are actually stress hormones released in the body in response to these major burdens placed on just one class of citizen.
The book, White Trash, explains, why the United States, has so many people who are indeed, “white trash,” and it isn’t because they are lazy, mentally ill, or any other name you want to call them. It is because of the way property laws have been written, labor laws have been enforced, military burdens are placed, and government policy has favored the wealthy.
You can insult me all you want to. I’m immune to your attacks. I know my country’s history inside and out, and the history of plenty of other countries as well. I don’t hate myself at all. I’m proud of myself for surviving all of the trauma our family endured in a system built on white supremacy.