So we went to the 2014 Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade this past Saturday. Youngest daughter marched and danced with her Irish Dance School.
While much of the celebratory trimmings were fairly classy, there were many in attendance who made a caricature of both the holiday, and Irish culture. Nevermind that most seem to be oblivious and ignorant to the meaning of the day.
It's quite allowed to portray the Irish as drunkards....but heaven forbid we portray another ethnic or racial culture in a far more factual light.