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Old 10-16-2013, 05:43 AM
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It did occur, but it wasn't as systemic to the point of forced assimilation and of getting specifically Irish slaves. Most were indentured and after 7 years, were usually freed. Once the social construct of race was started, that is when slavery as we are generally taught, came about.

As for Irish areas, many areas with a mining, railroad and to a degree, a canal industry many times had/has a strong Irish population. Here in NY, many Irish were used to build the Erie Canal and in turn, many of the cities and towns along that route has an Irish community.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by 6456yt View Post

Why do you people continue to think you're the experts when you're not the ones with history on your side? Sources have been provided and still you go on with this unbelievably insulting crap.

50,000 Irish alone were enslaved by Oliver Cromwell after his "Glorious Revolution".

The term "white" is made up. Those fellow white people depicted the Irish as monkeys.

God damn you're ignorant and proud.

The other "white" groups didn't earn equal status (and only in the US, as they are still vilified in Europe) until after the Civil War.. well after.

I'd say the only one sensitive about their heritage is the one trying to cover up history.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Originally Posted by JerseyGirl415 View Post
I know I haven't been involved in this thread for this, but wow this is getting crazy. I had to comment on this slavery thing. Someone's a bit sensitive about their Irish-American heritage…
That comment was so fantastically stupid that I didn't bother to respond when I initially read it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 007jamesbond View Post
What cities in the United States would you say have lots of Irish heritage?
NYC for sure and I believe Boston and Chicago.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:04 PM
Location: Charleston
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Boston, MA

and Savannah, GA..you should see their St Patrick's day parade.

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Old 12-30-2014, 12:28 AM
Location: SoCal - Laguna Beach, CA
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Default What cities in the United States have lots of Irish heritage?

I just couldn't help myself and had to revive this great thread.

Over Twenty-two million Americans -- 7.3% of the population -- claim their "primary ancestry" is Irish...including myself.

America's Most Irish Metros percent by Irish ancestry

1 Boston, MA -20.4%

2 * Middlesex County, MA - 16.9%

3 Albany, NY 15.6%

4 Syracuse, NY 15.0%

5 Philadelphia, PA 14.2%

6 Long Island, NY 13.1%

7 Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ 13.0%

8 Providence, 12.2 %

9 Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., 11.7 percent

10 New Haven, Conn., 11.5 %

11 Buffalo, 11.23 %

12 Pittsburgh, 10.74 %

13 Kansas City, 9.6 %

Even though Irish-Americans make up just 5% of the New York metro population overall- less than the national average and only one-quarter the share in Boston - the neighborhood with the highest percentage of Irish-Americans is Breezy Point /Rockaway Point in Queens NY (ZIP code 11697).

America's Top Irish Hoods

1) Breezy Point / Rockaway Point
Queens, New York, neighborhood
54.3% Irish ancestry

2) Point Lookout
Long Island South Shore suburb
45.6% Irish ancestry

3) zip 60655 Mount Greenwood
Chicago Southwest Side neighborhood
40.7% Irish ancestry

4) zip 02081 Walpole
South Boston
40.0% Irish ancestry

5) zip 19022 Crum Lynne
Philadelphia western suburb
39.2% Irish ancestry

6) 02190 South Weymouth
Boston South Shore
38.6% Irish ancestry

7) 02351 Abington
Boston South Shore
38.1% Irish ancestry

8) 02050 Marshfield
Boston South Shore
37.5% Irish ancestry

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Old 12-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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New York City
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