Educated people are more likely to seek constructive solutions to potential conflicts.
I have not found this to be the case. Yes, there are trashy people who don't respect others. But, I have found that some highly educated people are at least equal in their lack of respect. I attribute it to a learned level of smug and superior attitude. I have seen a number of over-educated assholes who insist that their solution is the only possible solution because, hey my degrees mean I'm smarter than you. These people are NFH just as easily as the guy who cleans sewers for a living.
There are good people in both groups. Most "blue-collar" people are hard working and understand that in order to get along they have to restrain their behaviors. Most educated people are the same.
Uneducated ones tend to behave in a "might makes right" Darwinian manner.
There is a difference between someone who has a healthy respect for the dangers of power, and someone who aggressively uses power. I doubt education level is a contributor, environment and intelligence, now there are potential causal factors.
As we've seen in the news of late, the environment where people learned to live can have an enormous impact on how they choose to live. My notion of normalcy would be unusual in a place such as Ferguson, MO., where apparently walking down the middle of the street is accepted as a "normal" practice. In certain areas of LA County a person has to live with a degree of aggression and bravado that I would find unusual. Even something as simple as music. I expect that I won't have to live with my neighbors bass speakers, at all. In most inner city areas my expectation would be unreasonable as having loud bass speakers in the car and home is the cultural norm. Just as having to listen to loud country music is a normal practice in many trailer parks across the country. Crossing the boundary into being a NFH means that you deliberately step outside of what is normal for the purpose of being abusive.
Intelligence (for lack of a better term) is an area that is very much in play with NFH. It's been discussed here many times. While NFH can be somewhat clever or devious at times, it is almost universally accepted that they aren't overly intelligent. I believe this is seen in the inability to process data against their own preconceived notions. i.e. I should be able to play my music as loud as I want to inside of my own home, which means that the person complaining about it is overly sensitive and f*** him I will show him by turning it up more. Education is not equal to intelligence, I personally know a person with a PHd who is a moron, fortunately he is harmless.
NFHs are very territorial and operate on instinct at a very primitive level. They don't belong in civilization.
Here we agree completely. NFH are broken people, wired wrong, they don't fit in anywhere. These people don't fit in because they thrive on not fitting in and the chaos it causes. This crosses the boundaries of all level of education and intelligence along with geography, age, race, gender. NFH would be a bad apple in any bushel.