Obama reveals Irish roots - Again

#2
So you and everybody else in America then Barak.
Why do Yanks have such a big deal about having Irish ancestry????
 
#3
Because as a country they have practicly no history, so cling to any thread they can.

Mind you if I had Irish roots Id probably keep it to myself
 
#4
I always wondered what black Irish meant.
 
#8
less than 10% of yanks have an irish background, yet about 80% of them claim tobe irish.

9% have english ancestry
0.5% wales
and a whopping 16% scottish
 
#9
Why does everyone draw a complete line between 'white people' and everyone else ha ha :? Yes he has darker skin than a 'white person' but in reality he is as much 'white' as he is 'black'. So he could actually have Irish lineage.

His parents:
 
#10
Ihavejamonmyjeans said:
Why does everyone draw a complete line between 'white people' and everyone else ha ha :? Yes he has darker skin than a 'white person' but in reality he is as much 'white' as he is 'black'. So he could actually have Irish lineage.

His parents:
She'd spent a long time in the sun when he was conceived. Reckon that makes him a Black and Tan....
 
#11
LukeyP said:
less than 10% of yanks have an irish background, yet about 80% of them claim tobe irish.

9% have english ancestry
0.5% wales
and a whopping 16% scottish
Out of interest where do the other 65% come from?
 
#12
stacker1 said:
LukeyP said:
less than 10% of yanks have an irish background, yet about 80% of them claim tobe irish.

9% have english ancestry
0.5% wales
and a whopping 16% scottish
Out of interest where do the other 65% come from?
It varies. I went to California a couple of times and returned convinced that California had been colonized by aliens from a planet in another solar system (except for the Mexicans).

As to claiming to be Irish. All my grandparents came from Ireland and all of the wife's grandparents came from Italy. If you were to ask my son (named Brian O'C******) what his ancestry is he would tell you Italian. However when he invades my drinks cabinet he goes for the Old Tyrconnel single malt. (good taste that boy)
 
#13
LukeyP said:
less than 10% of yanks have an irish background, yet about 80% of them claim tobe irish.

9% have english ancestry
0.5% wales
and a whopping 16% scottish
Actually, it is more like 12% nationally. And in MA, it is one quarter of the population.
 
#16
So what's wrong with being descended from the Irish, pray? Loik mesself, fer instance?

MsG
 
#19
Some other Irish Americans.



Having some Irish roots and a touch of African complexion is not that uncommon.
 

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