Irish American Racism

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Irish American Racism

Postby Darth Yan » 2016-01-05 06:12pm

I've read a lot of things about the subject (how the irish and blacks in new york at the turn of the century hated each other). What I want to know is why it started, how widespread it was (given that 38% of all blacks in America have irish dna it's safe to assume there was some intermingling) and how exactly did it come to an end (since the blacks and irish don't hate each other as much now.)

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Re: Irish American Racism

Postby madd0ct0r » 2016-01-05 08:01pm

Blacks? Surely you meant italians and jews?
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Re: Irish American Racism

Postby Pelranius » 2016-01-05 11:50pm

And Chinese too.
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Re: Irish American Racism

Postby Civil War Man » 2016-01-07 10:54am

The shortest answer I can come up with is that a lot of the animosity back then was due to them competing for the same work, since they occupied about the same level of the social ladder.

As for it ending, I wouldn't say that it has. It's certainly declined, in the same way that racism in general is less prevalent in certain circles, but it is still very much alive. It's more that eventually the Irish were permitted entry into the White People Club, so the Irish racist was absorbed under the banner of the White racist.

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