Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 23:54:54
ID: 27819
No, actually Irish and living in Ireland, with grandparents who lived through disgusting oppression by the English. Not "my mammy's pit bull was Irish but actually I'm just an ignorant American who likes to claim they are Irish because they have no culture of their own" Irish. And sorry Gabbathick, but the shit actual Irish people went through in Ireland in the last few centuries was oppression. Sorry if you can't see it through your stars and stripes banner. And I have no idea which 18 year old in particular we are referring to here. I'm not talking about anyone in particular, just random attacks I have seen on tonnes of young girls with dreads. Feel free to label me racist, but the fact you seem to be so ignorant of actual irish history really does show who the ignoramuses are here.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 23:24:29
ID: 27818
Liam Hogan: "The Myth of Irish Slaves in the Colonies". http://www.academia.edu/9475964/The_Myth_of_Irish_Slaves_in_the_Colonies. Just stop. I'm of Irish descent too. But just stop trying to compare it, it's not the same, and twisting yourself into up trying to pretend that it is is distracting from actual problems, so just stop.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 22:41:26
ID: 27817
The issue isn't that the 18 year old white WOMAN was sporting any type of ethnic hairstyle. It's that she used the ignorant and racist tag line that white girls do it better. America's culture is the dominant (white) culture. I suggest you Google the definition of appropriation because you completely missed the point.
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Posted by: gabatik
2015-07-16 21:19:07
ID: 27814
All I can think of is the CollegeHumor "Racism Lite" video where the guys says, "The Irish were oppressed too" and takes a drink of Racism Lite.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 20:41:07
ID: 27808
Natural hair is clearly a big thing for black women. I get that. What I don't get is people in their 20s and 30s ripping apart 18 year old white girls who decided to get dreads apart on Twitter or Instagram. Calling teenagers who just didn't think things through "racist" is not helping anyone. I'm also curious as to who is "black" enough to wear dreads without being called out by the internet hair police. Is a bi-racial girl with white skin but afro hair black enough? America's entire culture is appropriative. As an Irish person I am not appreciative of Americans running around calling themselves Irish and the tacky fiddle playing green-painted pub image they splash around as being part of "Irish culture". I guess it doesn't matter because even though Irish were also slaves who were treated like shit both by the English in Ireland and in the United States, we all all white and therefore appropriation of our culture doesn't "matter".
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Posted by: Nayner
2015-07-16 16:34:31
ID: 27800
This thing with the Lyon sisters is crazy. 40 years later and they're suddenly on a roll. I hope their parents get the closure they need.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 16:01:25
ID: 27797
Laughing at people for how they look is fucked up and beyond immature. Way to go. By the way, Hispanics can be naturally blonde hair blue eyed, even *gasp* Mexicans.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-16 11:21:03
ID: 27792
AT my job a Hispanic lady came in with bleached blonde hair and blue contact lenses. Everyone laughed at her when she left, everyone, white Hispanic and black.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-15 23:01:22
ID: 27779
On the subject of racism...my DH likes to use the word "Jew" as a verb. As in: "I think he's asking too much money for this, so I'm going to try and Jew him down to something lower". I get so offended when he says that. I tell him it bothers me, but he still lets it slip. He doesn't think he's racist, but when he makes comments like that, I don't know what to think.
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Posted by: anonymous
2015-07-15 21:34:08
ID: 27774
The Pluto flyby reminds me of all of the wonderful, amazing things humanity is capable of. Thanks NASA.
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