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Kiss Off, You're Irish: In Experiment, Detroit Pub Bans St. Patrick's Day Revelers

To help humanize and bring historical perspective to the issue of immigration, the "No Irish Pub" turned away people based on two criteria: being Irish or wearing green to celebrate St. Paddy's Day.
The idea was conceived as a way to highlight how current anti-immigration sentiment echoes slurs against Irish people who came to America after the potato famine in the 1840s. Source: Dan Margulis for NPR

Usually the image of a pub is one of welcome, a cozy place where neighbors gather to share friendship and a pint or two. But Dan Margulis, an advertising professional with a personal interest in immigration issues, decided to use the concept for a kind of social experiment along Detroit's St. Patrick's Day Parade route — and there was no friendly welcome involved.

Inspired by the political debate surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Margulis pulled together a group of friends in just three days to create and document the "No Irish Pub," which operated for

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