And while we really should all be willing to do our civic duty when called upon, sometimes the timing or location of said duty doesn’t work for us at all. But alcoholics who are drunk at 8am will probably be sent home early. Be biased – Be biased against the crime, the location, the race of the perp, the color of the rug in the courtroom. I am sure there are clauses in other religions that could also be used. Be a student – If jury duty could affect your grades or your chance at graduation, you can probably get out of serving just by asking. So instead of just ignoring the summons as inconvenient and throwing it in the trash (which can land you in contempt of court), you should try to reschedule or get out of jury duty this time, and hope it’s a while before you are asked again. Get a note from your doctor – Notes from your doctor can get you out of all sorts of appointments and commitments. – Be sure to somehow slip that in when being questioned. Although, now that I think about it, my college professor didn’t care that I missed a mid-term because my dad died, so maybe some judges don’t care either. Moved out of the county asking you to serve lately?
The Scots-Irish were the prototypical cowboys, pushing into the Appalachian wilderness despite the attempts of the British crown to restrain them.
This position of Scots-Irish as part of the aristocracy of race and white skin privilege leads to perverse situations.
It is true that Scots-Irish Americans are arguably among the more racist white ethnic groups.
I’ve ridden trains through the rail towns of WV and KY and been regarded with more unprovoked hatred than anywhere else on Earth.
On the other hand, when I’ve been introduced to their clan-based social structures by close friends, it is a uniquely close-knit and life-affirming culture that I’ve been honored to participate in.