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Many people in America seem to forget that WHITE people were also severely oppressed in the United States, nearly as ill as the Blacks at times.

Immigrants came to New York in the 1800s from many different places and for many different reasons. English, French, and Germans fled poverty and looked for opportunity. But mostly they came from Ireland and for the simplest of reasons: they were starving to death. The potato crop was failing, and English masters were taxing away their money. America seemed their only hope.

After 30 days in the filthy holds of converted freighters, Irish families emerged onto the New York waterfront. Many were half-dead. Almost all were flat broke.

Packed into crowded tenements, they struggled to survive. Men labored on docks and construction sites. Girls and women worked as servants in rich people's homes. Boys hawked newspapers. Some joined street gangs to protect themselves against native gangs and the police.

Slowly -- despite prejudice against them -- they made their way up the ladder. Some became craftsmen. Others joined the police. The most successful became politicians and helped build Tammany Hall, the nation's first political machine. As a machine, Tammany asked for immigrants' votes and paid them back with city jobs and services.

But psht, the only thing that people nowadays want you to see and hear is "WE HAS TO RESPEKT DA BLAKZ". No thank you, 80% of the people that live in my neighborhood are black, and nearly 100% of them are rude, disgusting, thieves, liars, thugs, and abusive jack offs that are constantly looking for another way to complain about how they are being oppressed.

Just think, for one moment, I KNOW IT'S HARD TO COMPREHEND, but there are other people who were treated like shit, you aren't, and will NEVER, get my sympathy simply because of the color of your skin, especially if you haven't gone through it.
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tsugomu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
i just think we need to let go of this who got hurt the worst in the past bs. yes, horrible shit happened. yes, horrible shit still does happen, but as isolated incidences. just because some white guys at some point in time enslaved a whooole lot of black people doesn't mean the white people of today have to pay you back for whatever injustice happened to your ancestors. the past is the past man, i have no connection with those white guys of the past. minus, white skin. that goes for annny group of people who once did something horrible to another. we are not our ancestors. we do not share their opinions or beliefs.

o yeah, i'm not saying it doesn't happen. as i said, it happens in isolated incidences and they should be dealt with when they come. individually. 
Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Eeyup, that's why the Snt. Patrick army was formed in 1847 =) 
Snowland316 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I think you'll appreciate this video:…

It's a real pity that this truth is not accepted in the black community. I'm black myself and let me tell you, this crap has got to stop.

There were slaves worldwide. Please look for this book titled "The Undistinguished Americans". It's a very true book that tells of slaves from every culture.
fiore-ciuri Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm half Italian, and the Italians were f*cked over pretty hard in America, but I don't think we have as much of a lasting effect of oppression in the same way of blacks. This goes for any other historically oppressed groups who were white. You still have white privelage.
LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Mexicans, and the Chinese, and the Japanese, and th LGBT community, and the native americans, and the Atheists....
Crock47 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gun róbh math agad! Finally someone understands!
DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
agh!!! you can speak scottish gaelic?!

WOW!!! I never met a scottish gaelic speaker until now...

sad to see the language just clinging on to the cliff.. :(
Crock47 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Séadh! Tha Gáidhlig agam. A bheil Gáidhlig agaibh?

(and my comment was actually in Irish, fyi. :D)
DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not fooling me...

There is no h in Tá...
and it's "an bhFuil tú Gaeilge agat?"

you're speaking Scottish... not Irish...
There's a few major difference between the two...

(though your accents are on back to front)

I am Irish, BTW... living in Ireland... I was born here...
and I'm learning Irish... So...
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