Why are irish sometimes considered not white...?
...if they are mostly blue eyed, blonde, red-haired, light skinned...?
- ZirpLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Because biologically, there are no genetically distinct races of humans. There is no objective way of defining so-called races.
That's why racists can use all kinds of excuses to paint someone non-white... like they did to jews, gypsies, Irish, Catholics
- MaguiLv 62 months ago
Back in the 19 century they were victims of discrimination because they were Catholic and also not Anglo-Saxon (WASP).
Btw, I don't think most Irish are blonde.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Back in the \/20th century they were not
seen as Caucasian but from what I understand
the Irish are primarily composed of fair skin
- sarahLv 72 months ago
Irish came in all colors. My dad was Irish and he had black hair and green eyes. They were truly emerald. Yet his children have blue eyes and blonde hair and my brother had red hair. Married a man who is Irish and we have two boys with blue eyes and brown curly hair.
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- tentofieldLv 72 months ago
How do you define "white"? You can't so your question makes no sense. In any case, most people in the world are not American and are not obsessed with the apparent colour of people's skin. The term "black Irish" refers to Irish people with dark hair, it is not a reference to skin colour.