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  •  Well, not really (6+ / 0-)

    In the 19th Century, Irish immigrants were pictured as lazy, ignorant drunkards who spawned more and more babies. Italians and Jews got their share. It's all the same, we have never learned as a people to welcome the new stranger.

    Ann Coulter probably has a Hispanic cleaning woman, gets her processed hair done at a beauty shop that uses Hispanic woman to sweep up the hair and wash the towels, and wears clothes sewn by a Hispanic man or woman. She is actually a hidden treasure for the cause of immigration reform. Her vitriol is so caustic, it arouses the most lackadaisical moderate to resist.

    She is a tall, skinny, processed monster with false eyelashes and false boobs. Her person is a testament to her shallowness. Intellectual she is not.

    “The quality of owning freezes you forever in "I," and cuts you off forever from the "we.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

    by Miss Pip on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:29:45 AM PST

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    •  I teach the history of waves of immigration (5+ / 0-)

      including Irish slavery in the New World.  

      But it is clear that it didn't take very long - sometimes only one or two generations for some groups to simply become "white".

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:35:33 AM PST

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      •  I read a historical analysis which looked at why (2+ / 0-)
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        black slavery between 1500-1800 was never a European institution, although it was Europeans who initiated and engaged in the slave trade. His conclusion was that Europeans had recently gone through enslavement themselves as a societal institution, broken with the collapse of the Roman Empire, and that the people were wary of it returning to Europe -- because it could result in the slavery of the poorer white classes as it existed before. The Irish were certainly amongst the worst victims of slavery -- at the hands of Vikings and others.

        Accordingly, the Church and royal rulers authorized the slave trade, but limited its societal institution to the New World.

        “I’m able to fly, do what I want, essentially. I guess that’s what freedom is — no limits.” Marybeth Onyeukwu -- Brooklyn DREAMer.

        by chuco35 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:01:39 AM PST

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        •  Slave (3+ / 0-)
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          The word comes from Slavs as the people of eastern Europe who were slaved in large numbers. The reason Europe never had many black slaves is that black slaves were used for tropical crops plantation starting with sugar. Sugar was worked in the Easter Mediterranean islands by the Genoese in plantation with Slavic slaves. When the plantations moved to the New World they were staffed with African slaves for several reasons.

          Slavery was present in Europe until very late but it was for very rich people, it was a luxury. You had already very cheap rural laborers, when not serfs in Europe, there was no need for slavery

      •  English-speaking white-skinned immigrants had an (2+ / 0-)
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        advantage, even though there was the religious bias, etc.

        Fiscal conservative: a Republican ready to spend $5 to save a dime--especially if that dime is helping a non-donor.

        by Mayfly on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:17:29 PM PST

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    •  A victim of velveeta addiction. (0+ / 0-)

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:43:16 AM PST

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