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What You Can't Say

SD3 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:23 PM
There are many myths that get repeated so often that people aren't even allowed to challenge them. How many times have you heard it said that employers posted "Irish need not apply" signs in the late 1800s? Nobody has even been able to find any of those signs or a photograph of them. Or that Herbert Hoover's government did nothing in 1930-32 to try to thwart the depression. Or that FDR's administration ended the depression. Or that the stock crash of 1929 "caused" the depression. All of these myths are designed for a purpose.
Michael3116 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 4:03 PM
As for Hoover and the Great Depression well much of what he did made things worse as he tried raising taxes and spending which only made things worse. When FDR followed he tried doing the same things.
Michael3116 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 3:59 PM
The NINA (No Irish Need Apply) was very common through out the north east it's not a myth. During the potato famine the Irish flooded into this country in an massive migration. The NINA signs started going up because "people" complained the Irish were difficult to understand so you saw those signs primarily for customer service jobs. And there are photographs of these signs in store fronts. There are or were as of about a decade ago pictures posted at Ellis Island showing such signage. My great grandfather mentioned them from when he was a boy (family is Irish). The fact is every class of immigrant to this country has under gone some level of prejudice and had to endure bigots. The Americans First movement was in response to the Irish
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 3:24 PM
How about a newspaper ad?

http://yesteryearsnews.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/no-irish-need-apply-daily-republican-il-7-may-1873.jpg
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 3:35 PM
Or another one

http://yesteryearsnews.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/no-irish-need-apply-the-new-york-times-10-may-1859.jpg
Joseph64 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 3:35 PM
Or another

http://yesteryearsnews.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/no-irish-need-apply-new-york-daily-times-25-mar-1854.jpg
Brent150 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 1:59 PM
Or in modern times, "Bush Lied, People Died" "Bush Policies that got us into this mess" "Drove the economy into a ditch" ....
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."

Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...