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Their’s was part of the founding culture of the United States, and it still leaves its stamp on our society in its politics and mores, for good or ill (that depends on your perspective! But one aspect of Scots-Irish identity is that to a great extent it has decoupled itself from any “Old Country” consciousness.A broad swath of the Eastern American Uplands is dominated by people who give their as American.For example, Malia Obama, the daughter of two individuals with law degrees from Harvard, would be able to benefit from affirmative action,* because she lacks white skin privilege.In contrast, the child of a poor family from Appalachia who was white would not gain any preference, because by their nature as a white person they had the right of white skin privileged from which they benefited.The Scots-Irish were the prototypical cowboys, pushing into the Appalachian wilderness despite the attempts of the British crown to restrain them.
What stuck me about this comment is that it is the sort of statement you regularly see from Western anthropologists or adventure tourists in relation to indigenous colored peoples the world over.
That is, a parochial clannish folk trying to hold onto to their traditions, albeit with the downside of being inward looking and often regressive (downside from the perspective of Westerners that is).
What these people lack in cosmopolitan openness, they make up for in adherence to authentic values which can’t but help earn some admiration.
They arrived to the port of Philadelphia, and spread south via the spine of the Appalachians.
Many of the traits that non-Americans perceive as “Yankee” are ironically those of Scots-Irish, who were most certainly Yankees (i.e., Puritan New Englanders).