"And only by seeing each other as unique, irreducibly complex individuals rather than as prototypes of gay, Asian American, bourgeois masculinity or straight, white, working-class femininity and so on—can we avoid the very separatist, clannish hatreds that are endemic to fascism."
I could run the same posting on Dead White Founders' Day (July 4), Dead White Italian Explorer's Day (Oct. 12), or Dead White Pilgrims' Day (Thanksgiving). Why are some cultural and historical celebrations okay but not others? Why is it that only dead-white history gets a protest-free pass?
St. Patrick's Day is merely the prime example of how white cultural celebrations are accepted as the norm. And how minority cultural celebrations are deemed divisive or controversial. That was the point of this posting.