A Charles E differs from "white trash" in that he portrays himself as moral, friendly, descent and "victimized" in public but behind closed doors,is generally abusive and a world-class asshole to his many kids and wife. To be classified a "Charles E", one must spend no less than 6 total months collecting workers' comp, disability or either combined with welfare. A Charles E usually smokes heavily and has some minimum skill level or trade experience but is too lazy to work. A Charles E can not help to blame those closest to him for his bad "lot in life" and is genetically unwilling and incapable to take any responsibility.
Keep your eye out when you're on the playground for "uncle chucky".