Skip to comments.Biden connects Irish heritage with Latino struggles
Posted on 07/10/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by ColdOne
In a pitch to an audience of Hispanic activists, Vice President Joe Biden connected the struggles of Latino Americans to his own Irish heritage.
"There's always been a fight between the voices of inclusion and the voices of exclusion between those pushing forward and those who continue to try to pull us back," Biden said in remarks to the civil rights group National Council of La Raza.
Biden recalled that Irish Americans too faced a wave of discrimination and bigotry when they arrived en masse in the 19th and 20th centuries, with signs like "No Irish allowed" or "No irish need apply" greeting them in many major American cities.
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Biden is such an idiot.
Joe Biden is Irish?
He’s one-half or one-quarter...
...but 100% stupid!
“Biden is such an idiot.”
Yes, and Joe-Joe is the SMART one on the ticket.
Mom was a Finnegan
"All right... we'll give some land to the n@ggers and the ch@nks. But we don't want the Irish!"
O'Higgins was literally a bastard, Biden is only metaphorically one.
Big difference - the Irish came to this country to be Americans; the Mexicans come to this country to “reclaim” it for Mexico - the New Conquistadores.
Even the Irish spoke English, Joe.
Irish Americans did indeed face a wave of discrimination during the 1840s and 50s, much of it not unreasonable, since the Irish presented, at the time, social problems very similar to those of the urban underclass today. PC ignoring of such problems and their relationship to ethnicity had yet to develop.
The "No Irish need apply" signs and want ads being widespread is an urban legend. Here is an absolutely fascinating study pretty thoroughly destroying the myth.
The Irish, despite genuine prejudice against them and the handicap of their underclass status and habits, worked their way out of this bind by their own efforts. Here is another fascinating article on how they accomplished this, perhaps the classic example of an ethnic group pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps. I found the section about the very real social pathologies of the mid-19th century Irish particularly interesting.
thanks for those links
Says the guy whose face is a map of Ireland. BTW, “Chinks” is not edited out.
Paddy O’Pander sleazes some phony solidarity with his Mexican gardener. “Begorrah, we’re both oppressed minorities!”
“But then we in America prevailed because of the better angels of the American people,”
Can somebody please explain what he’s babbling about?
Does wanting the United States to have secure borders and keep out anyone sneaking in, without being checked for simple things (that EVERY country on this Earth does) such as virulent disease, terrorism ties, InterPol law enforcement lists, etc, sound like last Century's Irish discrimination to ANYONE?
Is he rather implying we hate Hispanics, people with Mexican ancestry, people whose forefathers came from Porto Rico, Spain, Cuba, Hondouras, Brazil, etc.??? Is that what this clown is saying?
Joe thinks his ancestors were Black Irish......
A classic comment. Without bothering to prove why this is the case, he just assumes that amnesty for illegals and/or dropping all efforts to control the border constitutes "moving forward."
This is the logical fallacy of petitio principii, or "begging the question"
It’s pretty much the same thing as homosexualists comparing their “struggle” to the civil rights struggles of the `60s.
Black people: “Huh? Say WHAT?!”
IIRC, the Irish did not swiim the Atlantic and enter the country illegally.