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A derogoratory and unproven concept deriving from middle class snobishness/anxiety and used to describe the most vulnerable groups in western industrialised societies.

People who populate the more impoverished sections of the working class and who are collectively blamed for a host of social ills. People who due to their financial circumstances are unable to participate in mainsream society.

People perceived to be of no good to society and so those parents who do work hard in such adverse circumstances are stigmatised as wrong and deviant due to assumptions based on the actions of a minority. Their children do not receive the support they need to help them advance away from poverty.

Instead of being called deserving, hard working, or if unemployed are helped to gain meaningful work, security and education, ALL poor people are somehow deemed to be scroungers and layabouts.
The elderly

Mentally ill

Single parents

Immigrants

Asylum seekers

Manual workers................
by Ham March 24, 2004
 
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Term used to seperate the working class from the "does not work, will not work and has never worked" classes

The underclass usually occupy perfectly good council houses and then proceed to litter their gardens with fridges, dog turds, fast food boxes and other assorted items. The underclass enjoy decorating the inside of their houses in much the same manner and despite the apparent poverty in most other aspects of their lives they will still manage to afford a very large plasma t.v. (which is to be left on at all times)

The occupants of these buildings will almost certainly be claiming the following benefits

Child benefits- for their numerous offspring
Disability benefits- see "nerves", "depression" "ADHD" etc
Job Seeker Allowence- For not looking for a job
Housing benefit-

Please note that despite all of this the undeclasses still feel victimised particularly when their drunken domestic incidents are broken up by the police at 2am.

It should be noted that under no circumstances should a member of the middle class attempt to blame the underclass' woeful existence actually on the underclass, as the underclass will immediately find blame anywhere else. Because surely their total lack of motivation and morals is the fault of society.
working class- I need benefits to help look after my child

underclass- I need a child to help me get benefits
by spiknspan July 17, 2009
 
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"A derogoratory and unproven concept deriving from middle class snobishness/anxiety and used to describe the most vulnerable groups in western industrialised societies"....

only unproven if you are so middle class that you live in an area that isn't affected by it..
if we cant see the underclass they dont exist
by yomofoho June 25, 2011