Since the 1960s, the power of WASPs has sharply declined against the growing influence of ethnic groups, including non-whites.
The term is also used in Australia and Canada for similar elites.
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) is a term for an elite social class of powerful white Americans of British Protestant ancestry.
The stocky man, who appears to be in his late 40s, then holds out his palms to show the crushed bodies of the insects - and the remains of what was once their nest.
The brave man has earned admiration online after the video racked up more than 90,000 views worldwide in less than 24 hours.
Historically, "Anglo-Saxon" referred to the language of indigenous inhabitants of England before 1066, especially in contrast to Norman French influence after that.
Since the 19th century it has been in common use in the English-speaking world, but not in Britain itself (in this context), to refer to Protestants of principally English descent.
The term is often used as a pejorative to attack their historical dominance over the financial, cultural, academic, and legal institutions of the United States.
The term is usually used to distinguish WASPs from White ethnics, who were descendants of the large influx of Roman Catholic immigrants of German, Irish, and possibly some Jewish and other origins.
Robert Mays said: 'I have never seen anything like that before!
If that was me, I'd have a spray can in each hand, spraying that nest like it was on fire or something!
, the December 1967 box-office smash starring newcomer Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock and Anne Bancroft as Mrs.
Robinson, is often recounted as a major volley in the history of the Generation Gap.
The plucky pest controller then smacks his palms together - destroying both the nest and the wasps inside.