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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 weeks ago

Irish slaves myth?

According to the internet it’s a claim white nationalists who want to minimize

the hereditary chattel slavery experience of Africans and their descendants have used the false equivalence myth that irish were slaves to promote racism against African-Americans or claim that African-Americans are too vocal in seeking justice the irish slaves myth has also been invoked by some irish activists to highlight the british oppression of irish people the myth has become increasingly prominent since the 1990’s in 2016 irish historians and academics wrote to condemn the myth.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Irish immigrants to America and elsewhere, were looked down upon, discriminated against and even portrayed as sub-human. But were not enslaved, at least in any significant numbers.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    A myth indeed. It was an Irish slave master and a Black slave woman that started part of my family lineage. Indentured servants were not the same as slaves. The Irish often went on to own slaves after their debt was paid.

    @ Bama, yet another myth. Former slaves buying back their families was not slave ownership. What are you going to tell me next? The tenants of the "Lost Cause"?

    • 3 weeks agoReport

      You're a typical racist. Why can't we execute the racists like you who deny that "benevolent slavery" doesn't exist. NeoNazi scum like you deserves to die.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The only people who claim the Irish weren't slaves are racists who are in denial and only see people as white, black, or other. You're a filthy racist and we should send your Nazi *** back to Germany.

  • 3 weeks ago

    According to the internet flu shots gave you autism, Hitler was just misunderstood, and the Earth is flat like your research skills. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    White people were captured as sex slaves by African Moors and Ottomans.  Stop crying. Blacks haven't had it nowhere near as bad as white people. Blacks were barely enslaved by whites. The Portuguese (mixed race people, look up their genetics if you don't believe me) started the Atlantic slave trade. You and idiots like you are just trying to justify racism against white people. 

    • 3 weeks agoReport

      Stop being a NeoNazi paul.

  • 3 weeks ago

    @ Paul  There is no 2019 census.  Those numbers (60% Black, 35% White, 5% Asian/other) are from before Katrina and if City Hall is still using them then it's propaganda.

    @ Paul    The 1980 census showed New Orleans as being 51% Black, which was the first time in history NOLA was Black-majority.  Population projections indicate New Orleans is now again White-majority, but we won't know for sure until the 2020 census. 

    In my city (New Orleans) the Irish immigrants were used as labor to build things like canals through the swamps because it was dangerous and slaves were too valuable to risk. 

    • 3 weeks agoReport

      @Paul cities aren't black or white you NeoNazi scum.

  • xg6
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Per Wikipedia:

    Indentured servitude in the Americas was a means by which immigrants, typically young Europeans under 25, came to the Americas from the early 17th to the early 20th centuries. Immigrants would contract to work for an employer for a certain time period, usually between one and seven years, in exchange for the employer paying for their passage to the Americas. The employers provided subsistence for their indentured servants, but no wages....... At the end of the agreed time period, the servant would be free to go their own way or demand wages for their work. In some cases, the newly freed servants also received items of value such as parcels of land or new clothes.

    Contrasting indentured "slaves" to African slaves is the definition of false equivalency 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The Irish were historically recognized as slaves.... it's only modern racists who have been trying to rewrite history and claim that the only slavery that occurred was the African slave trade.

    Racists scum like you are disgusting. You see people in terms of skin colour instead of as just people.

    • Paul3 weeks agoReport

      no it’s you YOU people see everything as color and not just people stfu

  • marty
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    In the history of the world, there were slaves of all different colors. Black slaves were  the main type in the United states but other countries and cultures also had slaves. You should learn the truth before blaming only white people for slavery.

    • Paul3 weeks agoReport

      you should learn history before spreading myth information to justify your racism against black people

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Oh, “according to the internet...” 

    Good thing you cited a specific source that has never had false information in it. That certainly holds up to scrutiny.

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