Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Why do people in Ireland not consider an Irish American to be Irish?

“It’s the culture I want to identify with. I don’t parade around like I’m off the boat from Ireland, I just want that to be part of the culture I adhere to. I feel like I can hybridize the two cultures and worlds, if only everyone would stop yelling at me to pick one.

So I’m Irish and I’m American.

So there.”

Read more @ http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/why-do-the-irish-not-consider-an-irish-american-to-be-irish-214117011-237761281.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Best%20of%20IC%201.7&utm_term=The%20Best%20of%20IrishCentral

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