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  •  Your heritage is not "white." (8+ / 0-)

    Go ahead and talk about your German/Italian/Scottish/Polish/Irish/whatever heritage all you want.  Talk about your American heritage if that's what you feel.  I've got a Celtic knot tattooed on my shoulder and nobody has ever given me a problem about it.

    But there is no such thing as "white heritage."  That is a fictional concept invented by racists.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 01:42:58 PM PDT

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    •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

      Then we should just do away with St. Patty's day?  

      And, so, if you're saying there's no such thing as white heritage, then you believe there's no such thing as black heritage?

      Not exactly sure where you're going with this.  

      The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

      by commonsensically on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 01:51:02 PM PDT

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      •  What Does St. Paddy's Day Have to Do With White (4+ / 0-)

        heritage? It's Irish heritage.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 02:24:09 PM PDT

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      •  I just said exactly the opposite of that. (2+ / 0-)

        In the very comment you replied to, I endorsed celebrating Irish heritage, or whatever one's actual heritage might be.  I pointed that out as something entirely distinct from the bogus, invented, phony political construct called "white heritage."

        St. Patrick's Day has nothing whatsoever to do with the concept of "White heritage."  It's a iconic part of Irish heritage, a non-made up, not racist, genuine ethnic and cultural background for people to celebrate.

        They are two entirely different things - the actual heritage that people can trace back through Ellis Island (or wherever) and their particular "old country," vs. the fake concept of "white heritage."

        Art is the handmaid of human good.

        by joe from Lowell on Sun Jul 29, 2012 at 05:55:27 PM PDT

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