Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 1 year ago

How did the Irish overcome racism in America?

6 Answers

  • james
    Lv 7
    1 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.

  • 1 year ago

    They became cops and politicians.

  • 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

  • 1 year ago

    They didn't really need to overcome much. They're white, English speaking, and Christian. And by marring into the general population

    Source(s): Family is part irish
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  • 1 year ago

    Hard work and having a few Irishmen and women in strong places.

    Former SSgt.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Google Tammany Hall.

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