Why the silence about insult of Irish?

Why the silence about insult of Irish?

"Unofficial" St. Patrick's Day is a racist event. It perpetuates the lie created by British imperialists and repeated by American nativists that the Irish are more prone to drunkenness than other nationalities, especially white Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

It is also insulting to Catholics and other Christians who venerate St. Patrick as the apostle to Ireland.

Would The News-Gazette please report whether any of the university academics who were concerned about native American imagery on "unofficial" T-shirts said even one word against the anti-Irish racism of the event?

If you are not against all racism, you are not against racism at all.

ROBERT MICHAEL DOYLE

Champaign

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