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Class in America

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Walker Evans
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Cotton sharecroppers in Alabama

The term"white trash" is often derogatorily used to describe poor whites and it has existed, in some form or another, from the beginning of the U.S's history. The class division it represents raises questions about the role that class and social mobility play in American society. 

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This show originally aired on June 21, 2016 at 10 a.m.