"I don't want to talk personally, many blacks are far more advanced than me in taking ownership of their identity, plus so long as I identify as Cypriot and not white, they belong to a bigger group than me."
unfortunately, the size of the group has no such advantage. It would be easier, in fact, for you to get some kind of system going among your fellow Cypriots, because I'm guessing there's no long history (in London) where you rob or kill each other for survival. Unfortunately, our history with each other also makes us suspicious and fearful of each other. Had we been able to create unions and things like that early on it would be easier for us to work together.
Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, was an example of what we could do if we worked together but it required two wealthy black men to seed that progress. It takes money to make money, as they say. Without capital that can be invested (and black banks do exist but most operate without distinction) we tend to focus on survival and ferociously guard what little money we have from investing in each other, while somehow spending a bunch of money on material goods we don't really need.
"he details how the Irish were viewed as an inferior race"
This is possibly in the same way Jews were viewed, as a result of circumstances but not actual genetics. If a white girl brought home an Irishman and a black man and told her father to choose, in what percentage of houses do you imagine the father would choose the black man over the Irishman? White America has almost always been hostile to immigrants they have to compete with. German hatred of the Jews was mainly over competition. The narrative just enables people ignore the jealousy and other emotions and justify their horrible treatment. They still had a conscious so turning someone into an enemy or a monster simply allowed them to not be bothered by their conscience.
But no, the Irish weren't slaves, weren't whipped like animals, and weren't bred to make stronger Irishmen so that they could be forced to work the fields in the hot sun to be whipped if they failed to meet a quota. So subhuman can be rhetorical in one respect, just to be disrespectful and help to justify violence and the KKK certainly did lynch them and asians and jews as well. But there was a lot more with respect to the treatment of black people and civil rights and voting rights. To my knowledge, there was black suffrage and women's suffrage but never a need for Irish sufferage.
"I want to thank you for reasoning with me."
Anytime. I enjoyed your posts.