I just realized one of the defining features of WASP culture is that politeness is more important than boundaries.
@aredridel wow, this perfectly describes an interaction I had a couple days ago where I could not quite explain why it was so uncomfortable
@chucker @LottieVixen @a_breakin_glass Yeah. It's a fascinating and not quite often enough used cut through 'white'. American culture has this anti-Catholic bias (largely classist); it's racist; it's tied into evangelical christianity yet distinct from it; It's a lot of where 'right' branches from 'alt-right'.
And it's one of the most clear-cut patriarchies, often. And it cuts a more clear path than 'white' sometimes around things like Judaism and around class and later-integrated whiteness.
And if you want to see WASP as a larger area, ask yoursellf "what is the culture of Connecticut?" That. That's WASP culture.
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