Race and the Irish

Race and the Irish - RaceandtheIrish RaceandtheIrish

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David R. Roediger – “A Nation Stays White: How Race  David R. Roediger – “A Nation Stays White: How Race  Survived Mass Immigration” Survived Mass Immigration” How Did the Irish Become White? 1790 Congressional legislation allowed any alien to  be naturalized after two years of residency as long as  the person was a “free white person.” Despite the British precedent for treating the Irish as  racial inferiors, the law supported their eligibility to  naturalize as a free white person.
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David R. Roediger – “A Nation Stays White: How Race  David R. Roediger – “A Nation Stays White: How Race  Survived Mass Immigration” Survived Mass Immigration” “Religio-racist” oppression in Ireland had influenced the treatment of Irish  immigrants. Anti-Irish Catholic racists (British Protestants) in Ireland posited the Irish as 
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