Irish Americans: Racism In The United States

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Irish Americans -1- Irish Americans Irish Americans -2- There are several ethnic groups I belong to. The group that identifies my family the most would be Irish Americans. “More than 7 million Irish immigrants have come to America since the 1600s. This mass movement transformed Irish society and played a significant role in shaping American politics, religion, culture, and economics during the country's most formative years. More than 40 million people in the United States claim some degree of Irish ancestry” (Answers.com, 2008). Most of the Irish people were poor. They were like slaves. They did what ever their masters said to. They cooked and cleaned. There were some wealthy Irish people…show more content…
Anti-Irish racism in 19th century United States included the stereotyping of the Irish as alcoholics, and implications that they monopolized certain (usually low-paying) job markets. It was common for Irish people to be discriminated against in social situations, and intermarriage between Catholics and Protestants was uncommon (Anti-Irish,…show more content…
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