"The Irish, who, at home, readily sympathize with the oppressed everywhere, are instantly taught when they step upon our soil to hate and despise the Negro…. Sir,the Irish-American will one day find out his mistake."
- Frederick Douglass, May 10, 1853
How the Irish Became White
yeah this is really apparent with irish americans in philly (and with other white ethnics of course.) italian and irish americans in south philly here butt heads a lot and there’s been a lot of animosity between the two, but when it comes down to it everyone puts aside their differences in the name of shitting all over POC.