Were the Italians a race? Were the Irish a race? Were the Poles a race? Even in the 50’s and 60’s South, I can’t recall a sign saying “Negroes need not apply” (though they may have existed) as they were for the Irish. I haven’t seen any signs saying “Latinos need not apply” of late (probably because of law). Is it racism or parochialism? Racism disguising itself as parochialism? Mind bending when a solution to a prejudicial problem cannot be easily recognized and resolved just by slapping a name on it.
Apr 12, 2017