How did the Irish overcome racism in America?
- jamesLv 71 year ago
Depends on were in America. On the East coast. They came. Became cops, bought a tavern, ran a brothel out of it. In the civil war many came & joined the Union army. They fought well. Then there were the draft dodging Irish who moved west. Built a railroad. Then homesteaded the better land.
- BflowingLv 71 year ago
They became cops and politicians.
- 1 year ago
well, they rioted during the Civil war and burned rich peoples houses and lynched black people ( not their best moment) in New York
then they just started going under the radar after that
- robert2020Lv 61 year ago
They didn't really need to overcome much. They're white, English speaking, and Christian. And by marring into the general populationSource(s): Family is part irish
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- fatboysdaddyLv 71 year ago
Hard work and having a few Irishmen and women in strong places.
- FoofaLv 71 year ago
Google Tammany Hall.