Unlike most of the western world , we do not suffer from white guilt.
We where **** upon by imperialism, and dont feel we have to atone for the white devils past transgressions, it make for a surprise when POC play the race card and paddy tells them to **** off.
The well know trait of the Irish hot temper and willingness to throw down will take the wind out of the sails of the POC who would normally take umbrage at being one upped in the victim stakes.
You couldn't be more wrong. We were knee deep in imperialism. An approx 1/3 of the British army at one stage was made up of Irish. We were as much a part of imperialism as the average Yorkshire, Cardiff or Glasgow lad.
History can be quite uncomfortable at times. Not least for black people where people of their own race were often the ones selling them to the white people.
Lots of Irish people decried the Easter rising. Lots of Nationalist tradition people in NI are happy with the status quo.
Its not as black or white as you think.