Who You Callin’ White??!!–Ignatiev says “the Irish became White” in the 1800s. But then how come the more (stereotypically) Irish we are, the more we’re ridiculed by “Whites” in America and elsewhere? Drinking, brawling, jigging, visiting Ireland, crying over “Danny Boy,” having red hair and/or freckles, being devoutly Catholic, supporting nonviolent republicanism in Northern Ireland, being family- and/or community-oriented, tolerant, liberal, Democrats, concerned about the poor and minorities and the oppressed, etc etc etc.
Besides which, I seem to also be part-American Indian, and possibly even part African & Asian!
Think I’m White? Think Again!