"Hoodrats" refers to their behavior, not their economic status and living situation. Unable to speak in proper English despite being born here, being loud and abrasive in public, making getting pregnant by age 16 a priority in life,quoting Marylin Monroe, wearing Jordans and fitted caps, listening to Nicki Minaj, Tyga, etc. I know many rich hoodrats as well. Rats come from all colors and backgrounds. When I was in NYC, my senses were overwhelmed by the presence of so many Italian rats. Where I live now, it's mostly Latinas and Indians who make up the rat population.