For many on this side of the Atlantic, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t about Ireland. It’s about immigrants’ struggle and success in their new lives.
A day late and a dollar short, but this article is an insightful look into the complex relationship between ethnicity, immigration, geography and history. Is the United States narrative taught as story of immigrants? How long does one's family need to have lived in the United States to not identify with the plight of the immigrant?