Friday, March 17, 2017

Bonus Quote of the Day (JFK, on the Irish, Later Immigrants, and Nativism)

"The Irish were the first to endure the scorn and discrimination later to be inflicted, to some degree at least, on each successive wave of immigrants by already settled  ‘Americans.”—President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), A Nation of Immigrants (1964)

My deepest wish is that the ugly un-American instinct of nativism dies at the hands of an Irish-American leader!

(A tip of my cap to my longtime friend Rob Polner for bringing this all-too-apropos quotation to my attention in the Age of Trump.)

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