Were Catholics And Protestants Discriminated Essay

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Were the unionists justified in discriminating against nationalists in Ulster? In some ways the unionists were justified in discriminating against the Catholics because if the protestants gave the Catholics council positions in the Stormont government the Catholics would try to get the home rule for all of Ireland including Ulster, and this meant the protestants not having control of Ulster which meant them not controlling the whole of Ireland. Also the B Specials were needed in Ulster to stop the threat of the Catholics away so there couldn't be another uprising because of the Catholics not being happy with everything the protestants did. Also the protestants had to discriminate against the Catholics about jobs and housing because if they had housed them in council houses they would have out numbered the protestants because they had so many family members and their birth rates were sky high so in a matter of years the protestants would be totally out numbered to the Catholics which meant after a matter of while the Catholics getting total home rule anyway. And also where would the Protestants go because all the houses would be took up with Catholics and even if a few were housed would it be safe for the Protestants to go out and wander around with a constant threat of being killed by Catholics because of the hatred given to the children by their parents that has been handed down from generation form generation, so either way they looked at it they couldn't do it.In other ways the Unionists were not justified in discriminating against the Nationalists because of the government Gerrymandering to keep the Protestants in charge in areas with a Catholic majority this meant the whole word of democracy was not active in this country so the Catholic people could not have there say and even if they did no one would do anything about it...

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