Saturday, August 01, 2015

High School student debunks history professor ...

...which is probably more likely all the time as ideology is more important than scholarship.

The issue was whether the canard about anti-Irish prejudice in America was true.  The professor claimed that the signs reading "No Irish Need Apply" never existed, and that the story was an urban legend arising from Irish-Americans with chips on their collective shoulders.

As with other confidently stated claims, I bought this one too.

It turns out that the high school student unearthed all kinds of evidence of "NINA" advertisements and signs.

Professional scholarship - it doesn't mean what you think it means.

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