Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Irish American Segregation
In the 1960s and 1970s there was a lot of different types of segregation throughout the world, evently in the join States. The more people immigrated here the worse the segregation became. One particular group that I was interested in learning about was my ancestors the Irish-Americans. They set about a lot of segregation undecomposed for the event that they were Irish and they were non born in the United States. But it was not just the fact that they were not born here because even the Irish-Americans who were born here were discriminated against just because of where their parents or grandparents came from.The Irish after the civil rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King held the said(prenominal) type of movement to be able to gain their rights. But it was completely ended with a massacre in Northern Ireland that killed 14 civilians who were act in a peaceful march to gain their civil freedoms. more of the Irish who had immigrated to American for freedom were held at the same standards as they were in their own country and that was as low class citizens. They were discriminated against as fully grown as the African Americans even though there were laws that were supposed to shelter them from this type of treatment.Many Irish-Americans who were being treated unfairly held protests and hunger strikes however not until things got to the extremes was the problem resolved and even wherefore it was all a temporary solution. Many times the segregation was used in housing, jobs and a very large portion in education. The children in schools were treated other than just because they were not from America. The start of the immigration of The Irish to the American was for a new chance and then years later it was due to the mischance of the potato crop in Ireland.Many of the IrishAmericans lived in ruin amounts of poverty and tried to find any work they could but with many people not trusting the Irish-Americans they refused to hire them. The Irish we re not only an ethnic group but they were a Religious Minority convention at least until the end of the civil state of war. After the civil war because of their great numbers in the north they were able to turn the tides and were no longer a minority. They took control of government among other things. They went from being 1 of the most discriminated against free Americans to having an Irish-American being resident.Thomas Beer identifies reasons why many were disfavour against the Irish. The American Protective Association feared that the Irish were making America a Papal state priests were allowed to ride trains free in California and Irish aldermen had attempted to fund parochial schools with funds from the city treasury. This is just a small example in ways that the Irish-Americans were treated differently in America. Once they started earning their rights back they abused that power to get the things that they wanted.All the Irish-Americans in society were then discriminate d and segregated from society once again. Because many Irish-Americans were abusing their rights and place trends that made a stereotype for the other Irish-Americans, all Irish-Americans were treated that way. They were then back to being told No Irish Need Apply when they went looking for for work and the only place that did not have that sign post was the United States Army recruiting offices. They did not care if you were from here just as long as you were a citizen you could find work in the army.