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Why in movies do they always portray the irish as abusive?


Asked by oldfashionSAHM at 4:14 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • It dates back to the turn of the last century. At one point, a main immigrant population was irish. They lived in tenements, while they tried to make a life here. They were looked down upon, seen as dirty, dumb, and violent. There was a huge prejudice.

    Some of that old prejudice has been passed down through the three to four generations.

    It is a good lesson for all of us. Even when equal rights have been achieved, there will be "shadows" of the past for a long time to come.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:27 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I have never notice such a thing

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 4:14 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Cause they have hella tempers? LOL. I'm partly irish as you can see by my sons red hair. He is a very laid back guy but don't piss him off!! ROFL

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 4:16 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • They do?

    Answer by meandrphoto at 4:15 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • i dont know why they do that

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I haven't noticed that

    Answer by Nitestalker at 9:34 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • i dont know why but i notice it too

    Answer by mrs.pyle at 10:53 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I didn't notice that..I did notice that they usually have attitude problems, but I'm part Irish, and well most Irish do... not all of them do of course.

    Answer by mommatabby at 3:27 AM on Apr. 5, 2011