Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Fair Haven”

It’s Irish stereotypes galore! Top of the mornin’ to ya, faith and begorrah, and may you get to heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead. And if that made you cringe, just wait until you watch this crap. The Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch is appalled by “Fair Haven.”

An excerpt:

The setting is just revolting, indulging in all kinds of tired stereotypes, most of which have their root in racist assumptions made about Irish immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries here in the United States: drunken, lazy, philandering, etc. (Plus, of course, they were Catholics, coming to a country dominated by Protestants, an issue faced by Italians who immigrated to the U.S. as well.)

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