Ok..Im pissed...thats nothing new but here's why Im pissed today.
i'm watching some news show and theres was some interview with one of these fucking illegal mexican rights organizations. The spokesman for whatever fucking organization it was said words to the effect of 'The Mexican community has been treated worse in this country than any other ethnic group."
The Italian, Irish and Black blood in me completely boiled and I damn near put my fist through the fucking television. Considering I could not grab this fucking moronic asswad whining sack of shit and slap some fucking history into him, I decided to do the next best thing. Im going to educate those of you who MAY read this and perhaps agree with this fuck's idiotic statement. First of all, if you agree that the Mexicans are being treated worse than any other ethnic group in America, I have one thing to say to you..Where are the Mexican Slave Auctions?
Now, I could leave it at that, but I wont. The reason I wont is because of the fact that not even Black people had been treated the absolute worst in this country. Although they are a close second. No, friends, you want to talk about the ethnic group that was treated the absolute worst in America? I'll tell you...its was the IRISH.
Thats right, the IRISH.
But smokey, the Irish are white! They came over and fit right in! Look at them today! You cant even tell who's Irish and who's not!
Here, have a nice hot cup of Shut the fuck up.
To understand this, we have to go back to the reason the Irish came here in the first place. No, it wasnt the complete oppression and subjugation by the English or the treatment of the Irish by the English that would rival ANY Southern American Slave Plantation...it was a potato famine.
Go ahead and laugh, Irishmen and potatoes..thats right, why do you think they got that stereotype? That was the main crop of the Irish and the ONLY thing most of them had to eat in Ireland at the time. Why was it the only thing they had to eat? Click the link and find out. Well, in 1845 the potato crop failed...horribly. This lead to a decision, they could either starve to death or leave the country. So most Irish got on boats to America. Once they came in, it was the same shit over again.
The Irish who were mostly Catholics, faced a country full of people who did not want them, they didnt care what color their skin was. You know the Phrase 'NINA'? You know what it means? It was a common sight in the 1800s in advertisements for employment that meant 'NO IRISH NEED APPLY'. Another sign that was common on bars and public places went 'No Blacks, No dogs, No Irish.'.
There was NOT ONE class of people, INCLUDING blacks and Jews, that was considered lower than an Irishman at that time. This continued for years. In fact, check out the following passage:
actually the Irish arrived at a time of need for America. The country was growing and it needed men to do the heavy work of building bridges, canals, and railroads. It was hard, dangerous work, a common expression heard among the railroad workers was "an Irishman was buried under every tie." Desperation drove them to these jobs.
Not only the men worked, but the women too. They became chamber maids, cooks, and the caretakers of children. Early Americans disdained this type of work, fit only for servants, the common sentiment being, "Let Negroes be servants, and if not Negroes, let Irishmen fill their place..." The Blacks hated the Irish and it appeared to be a mutual feeling. They were the first to call the Irish "white nigger."
So you want to know how the Irish became acceptable in american society? Well, I'll tell you. It certainly wasnt because Americans had a wake-up call one night...sorry people, it doesnt work that way. they fought for it on the streets. They banded together, some centered around the Catholic Church but most around a place called Tammany Hall in New York City. At the time Tammany Hall controlled New York Politics, the Irish Mob - which was the first organized crime outfit in the United Sates, NOT the Sicilian Black Hand as most think - had them in their pocket through force and bribery. Time passed and it became common to see Irishmen in positions of power themselves, culminating in John F. Kennedy, Jr.
However, even though you'll see the Irish today almost accepted completely in American society, there are still tinges of Racism against them. For example, for a while until he and his story were COMPLETELY discredited as lies, there was a republican professor running around claiming that the signs of 'No Irish Need apply' were a complete myth...even though you can still find some of the original signs from the 1800s on display at certain places. In the Northeast, youll find neighborhoods that are primarily all Irish and I dont know what you think, but if I think if Notre Dame decided to call its school team the 'Raging Zulus' or the 'Pissed off Chinese Guys' and had a really bad stereotypical Character as its mascot, thered be a fucking riot.
This was only a brief summary of the history of the Irish in America and if you really want to know how it was, you need to do your own research but now I hope you all know enough not to believe the next fucking Illegal Alien shitface that tells you that they have it 'the worst ever!!!'