The American Presidency and WASP

Introduction 

WASP has been identified as a northern American sociological term that is employed to denote an acronym that stands for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.  The term is said to have originated in the US in reference to white individuals who were said to have an “old money” ancestry and the word is often employed in a derogatory manner. As kit has been identified by studies, the white rich folks are never referred to by the term despite them being Protestants with the Anglo Saxon descent. As it has arisen the term WASP is no longer used to strictly imply to the Anglo- Saxon (descendants of Germanys who are believed to have settled in Britain in the fifth century) individuals.

The term can be said to have become redundant since all people who are Anglo Saxons are white in sense.  In addition to the term being employed in the English speaking world, the term has been employed in a metaphorical way to refer to those individuals who are perceived to belong to elite groups in the society. In 1964, E Digby Baltzel popularized the term in his book “The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America”.  However, in 1957, Andrew Hacker was the first one to have employed the term and it was recorded then.  Originally, the word WASP was used to denote to a specific ethnic group, culture, heritage or customs of the American Yankees. The term was also included individuals who had the ancestry of the Dutch like the Roosevelts and Vanderbilts

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