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Old 11-01-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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WTF? so I'm now racist cause I'm Irish?

What were you reading?
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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The Irish. Huge history there with the Irish. As victims of "racism", when they arrived as indentured servants, to when they managed to claw their way into a semblance of the middle class, through unions that they manage to control for awhile, and beyond.
Absolutely, positively this.

The story of the Irish in these parts doesn't differ much from others' stories re arriving in this area. Back then it was more ethnic wars than racism. I remember my mother telling me in the town where she grew up, those of a particular ethnicity lived here, another ethnicity lived there, while another neighborhood was "mixed" and nobody from the first two would ever set foot there. Nor would anyone living in the first two dare trespass into each other's enclave.

There's also the "distrusting of outsiders" trait. Some ethnic groups are better known for this than others.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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The Irish. Huge history there with the Irish. As victims of "racism", when they arrived as indentured servants, to when they managed to claw their way into a semblance of the middle class, through unions that they manage to control for awhile, and beyond.
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What were you reading?
I was reading/quoting the person blaming racism on the Irish.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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I was reading/quoting the person blaming racism on the Irish.


Um, then you, um, read wrong.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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The Irish. Huge history there with the Irish. As victims of "racism", when they arrived as indentured servants, to when they managed to claw their way into a semblance of the middle class, through unions that they manage to control for awhile, and beyond.
I love how he uses racism to explain racism.
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Um, then you, um, read wrong.
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The Irish. Huge history there with the Irish. As victims of "racism", when they arrived as indentured servants, to when they managed to claw their way into a semblance of the middle class, through unions that they manage to control for awhile, and beyond.
Its a two word sentence. I may be dense, but I don't even think I can misunderstand a two word sentence.

The thread is why is Boston famous for racism. And somebody's answer was "The Irish"
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Old 11-01-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Its a two word sentence. I may be dense, but I don't even think I can misunderstand a two word sentence.

The thread is why is Boston famous for racism. And somebody's answer was "The Irish"


The response wasn't an answer to the topic of the post, but to a specific post within it.

And yes, you misunderstood.


Beyond that, you poorly extrapolated to believe ,that even in the case that your interpretation was correct (it wasn't) that if that poster blamed Boston's racist reputation solely on the Irish (she did not) that the clear result was that all Irish, including you, must be racist.


Neither conclusions or interpretations make sense.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:49 AM
 
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"I mean, the city of perceived to me a very racist city. Is it overblown or sensationalist?"

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"The Irish. Huge history there with the Irish. As victims of "racism", when they arrived as indentured servants, to when they managed to claw their way into a semblance of the middle class, through unions that they manage to control for awhile, and beyond."

That seems like "The Irish" are responsible for racism.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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That seems like "The Irish" are responsible for racism.


Seems to you maybe, but that is not what she said.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Seems to you maybe, but that is not what she said.
No that's literally what she said. "The Irish."
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