I don’t actually think they overlook it. I think they just don’t want to point out that “their” ancestors were white immigrants.

The part they might not know is that back then some people were as prejudiced by regions as they are by skin color. There was a lot of people (back then) who were not exactly welcoming to the Irish, or the Polish, or the Jews, etc.

Couple of generations later and white is white and hate just comes in a different flavor.

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