Black People : Hard Work or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich Part I

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    So, how did all those white immigrants like Italians and Irishmen rise up? It certainly wasn't by owning slaves since the time they started arriving was long after slavery had ended. And it also wasn't because of their white skin since their Catholic faith put them at the bottom of the ladder in our oh so Protestant America. So, how do you explain that?
     
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    Brother Knowledge Seed ... you ask great questions ... always have.

    Sister Feather ... i changed the title, and put your opinion in the opening post ... descriptive titles are required.

    Love Yall!

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    "Power is the ability to define reality and to convince other people that it is their definition" - wade nobles


    "You gotta convence them that their skin was more important than their
    economic interest" -Tim wise
     
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    That didn't answer my question about the rise of immigrants.
     
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    In in several respects, at least, I think it did.
     
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    Those "white elites" or protestants did not care for the irish (nor later to come the italians),
    but they made them 'honorary yts' in order to keep 'you people' (<<lil'levity there) in line.
    Divide and conquer.

    To take one step forward, these folks maintained a sense of cultural continuity that we, for
    the most part, had lost. Galic may have gotten away from some irish folk, but not much
    else.
     
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    During the time period in which Tim Wise was speaking, the Irish and Italians weren't coming here. That didn't happen until LONG AFTER the Civil War. Those poor white he spoke about were from England.
     
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    If we look at the history of law enforcement, the institution at its origin
    was mainly given to the irish folk. Not to check black folks originally,
    but as a buffer to deal with the social deviant paddies. Which is how
    get paddy-wagon, to places where donnybrooks broke out.
     
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