The New York Times has published what will probably be the best article I’ll ever read about St. Patrick’s Day. It’s titled It’s About Immigrants, Not Irishness. Here’s how it ends:
So let’s have one day — March 17 — where the word “immigration” is not immediately followed by the word “problem” in our national conversation. Because that has never, ever been our real immigrant story. St. Patrick’s Day reminds us to celebrate, not despise or fear, immigrants. And the hyphenated-Irish, descendants of the first “immigrants,” ought to lead the parade.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day).