[Sca-cooks] Images of Dining in Ireland 1581

Stephanie Ross hlaislinn at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 9 05:17:57 PDT 2006

Huette wrote:
There is a very funny movie called "The Commitments", about a group of poor
young adults who form together and start a soul/R&B band, singing the songs
of Wilson
Pickett and Aretha Franklin. One of the lines in this movie comes when one
of the 
group questions why they were singing Black songs when none of them were
The group leader replies, "Because the Irish are the Blacks of Europe, and
are the Blacks of Ireland, and North Dubliners are the Blacks of Dublin. So
we are
Black and we should be proud of it!"

That was such a good movie! I know that when the Irish came to America,
they were compared to blacks by the English protestant upper crust.

Et si omnes ego non.

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the
first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jefferson to
Maryland Republicans, 1809.

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