Monday, May 23, 2011

Obama Stopped in Ireland to Pay Homage to his Roots

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Don't you just love stories about Black and Irish relations? You know our roots go deep. Well, now they're going to go even deeper because as part of his brief European tour, the president stopped in the small town of Moneygall where his great, great, great grandfather was born and where he still has relatives. Here's a story from USA Today about the visit and here's a link to a video that shows the preparations and blatant adoration the townspeople of Moneygall have for our president. Yeah, Obama!

So, Meltingpot readers, do any of you have a Black/Irish story to share? I'm listening.



AnaCeleste said...

Well, I don't have a story per say, but I my dad and I traced our family history on his mother's side and it turns out my 4th great-grandfather was a mulatto born in 1848 by the name of Daniel Sweeney. When my dad saw the last name, he was said, "Oh, that's an Irish last name!" I met an Irish man about 2 weeks ago and asked him if Sweeney was Irish and he said, "Oh, yes. Sweeney. That's Irish." With that said, I don't know if I feel compelled to join other white folks in celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I'm thinking of visiting Ireland and maybe finding more about Daniel Sweeney's father, if possible.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty sad that you don't get that Obama only did this in Ireland to try to get out of the racial controversy HE started.

Read his books for Christ's sake, he doesn't like his non black heritage.