No Irish Need Apply


Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

It’s Irish History Month and, as an Irish American whose ancestors were once scapegoated by the “real Americans” who didn’t want the dirty Irish immigrants in “their” country, I will not stand idly by while others fan the flames of xenophobia and hate. This nation’s history is a history of immigrants, exiles, refugees, slaves taken from their homelands, and indigenous peoples (including Native Americans/First Nations/American Indians, the Inuit, Native Hawaiians, and the indigenous peoples of US territories) who were displaced from or within their ancestral lands. Those who forget that, forget not only our history, but what it means to be American. We cannot allow them to peddle their age-old snake oil cures at the cost of real lives and our nation’s soul. Not today. And not in our name.



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