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January 06, 2003

Ireland-no longer so merry

Over on the message board someone doesn't seem to see the benefits of immigration to Ireland.

Immigration+assimilation+Ireland has resulted in....

Samantha Mumba-half-Zambian, of the beautiful breasts:

Former Miss Ireland, Andrea Roche, half-brown (South Asian, and the one on the left obviously):

Don't you think they look like Andrea Corr (high forehead and facial features), sometimes described as the "most beauitful woman in Ireland":

Update: The actress Rhona Mitra is also half-Indian (Bengali) and half Irish. That should give her an explosive personality....

Posted by razib at 11:43 PM

Andrea Corr is much better looking (face- wise)than Samantha Mumba or Andrea Roche.

Mumba has a good body but is otherwise highly overrated. Roche looks fairly average in that pic.

There are better examples of multiculturality in the EU than either of those women IMO.

Posted by: -R at January 7, 2003 12:29 AM

i wasted way too much time looking for a pic that fit my size specs (i hate setting img limits since they distort) and where the site was big enough that i could steal bandwidth....

andrea corr is pretty fine IMO.

Posted by: razib at January 7, 2003 01:24 AM

yes, this soo invalidates my concerns ... .

Actually Mumba though is not an example of Multiculture but of.. Assimilation. Largely to do with the insignificant number of ethnically foreign children growing up in ireland in the 80's and 90's and thus having a very restricted possibility of branching off into ethnic 'islands'.

Posted by: ShakeyKane at January 7, 2003 01:48 AM

well, 1) you know i was joking, 2) mumba doesn't have a relationship with her zambian father from what i know, so she's particulary irish identified (the few videos i've seen with her involve white men)

Posted by: razib at January 7, 2003 02:06 AM

Razib, Andrea Roche is not "obviously" South Asian in the least. Just cuz she has brown hair and eyes doesn't make her look South Asian. It's only cuz she is in a pic next to a blondie type. Otherwise AR looks totally N. Euro.

Posted by: Diana at January 7, 2003 06:46 AM

well yes, i'm just saying she's much more likely to have south asian than the woman to her left (our right)

Posted by: razib at January 7, 2003 12:22 PM

Rhona Mitra is a legitimately attractive chick. She was the basis for an earlier version of Lara Croft until Angelina Jolie took over.

Posted by: -R at January 7, 2003 03:10 PM

Razib always looks for excuses to post pics of pretty girls. Don't worry Shane, he didn't mean to insult our Celtic honor.

Posted by: duende at January 7, 2003 03:57 PM

Hot multiethnic chicks is the best pro-immigration argument I can think of.

Posted by: Justin Slotman at January 8, 2003 09:15 AM

this is andrea just to let you know my mother is half indian and my dad is irish.

Posted by: andrea roche at January 9, 2003 08:23 AM

hello im andrea i noticed A PIC OF me AND A debate as to what my nationality is im half irish and half indian.

Posted by: andrea roche at January 9, 2003 12:45 PM

where is your pic posted?

Posted by: the_alpha_male28 at January 9, 2003 02:17 PM

Andrea(??) does not answer the 'question' she herself says we discuss here, she says 'im half Irish and half Indian.' that does not imply what nationality she is. Ethnicity and Nationality are closely related but not the same. you could be Indian or Irish in nationality but hardly both as they are mutually exclusive in terms of national identity. (ask a unionist if hes Irish!)

Posted by: Shakey2000 at January 9, 2003 09:04 PM

"hello im andrea i noticed A PIC OF me AND A debate as to what my nationality is im half irish and half indian."


You know what sucks about the Internet. . .

Posted by: Napoleon Bonaparte at January 10, 2003 01:01 AM