An open letter about ‘Irish slaves’ and racist propoganda

Liam Hogan, a sharp researcher with a keen eye on myth-making, has been publishing for some time now on the myth of Irish slaves. You might have seen his work appearing regularly on my Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Together with Liam and 76 other researchers and writers, I have signed an open letter to media outlets who have uncritically and irresponsibly shared false information about the historical position of the Irish vis-a-vis slavery, in particular sharing false information from a white supremacist website.

It is not only irresponsible, but dangerous. I hope they take note.

You can read the full letter here. Feel free to share, and if you spot such myths appearing in the press again, feel free to complain! 

You can read Liam’s work on this problem at

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