A huge problem with talking about Irish issues and lingering anti Irish sentiment on Tumblr is that people automatically connect it with Irish Americans, and discussions almost always end up becoming all about Americans’ feelings about Irishness and American conceptions of race.
Like, you could want to talk about how Irish characters are treated in British TV series or your own experiences of certain prejudices, but an American will nearly always pop out of nowhere with their family history outlined in excruciating detail just to derail the discussion.
but don’t you know the world revolves around Americans?
your experiences aren’t valid unless some American somewhere can relate to them.
third or forth generation irish americans ruin everything for us tbh