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Old 02-17-2012, 07:59 AM
BrainGlutton BrainGlutton is offline
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Originally Posted by Chessic Sense View Post
Right. Because the Irish and Scottish were welcomed with open arms last century. Because they were white, no one ever said anything derogatory about them or persecuted them as a minority.
The point is no one would now. (Not since the Irish became white.) Not even the Minutemen, many of whom descend from such. (Pat Buchanan does, anyway.) (BTW, I think you mean the century before last.) The Minutemen exist because racism still exists -- in different forms, using different conscious and subconscious definitions of the "races." Which are not, now, such as to object to the presence of (most) Canadians, or Irish, or Scots.

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