Jun 3, 2010


TNC has a great series of posts going on historical racism against the Irish compared to the black equivalent. It's a bit staggering to look at some of the primary sources he has unearthed. I'm about 25% Irish myself, as a matter of fact. It seems like practically everyone in the US, it seems (shoot, even Barack Obama is part Irish).

See here for more.


  1. i didn't look at your links so i don't know if it's mentioned there, but 'how the irish became white' is a really interesting and well-researched book if you have a chance to check it out some time.

    becca (pure half irish)