The No-Irish Pub

It was all part of an experiment to raise awareness about how poorly Irish immigrants were once treated in the U.S. against the backdrop of prominent modern-day conversations about race and immigration.

Creator Dan Margulis had a production company record the scene at the fake, temporary pub and produce a polished video of people’s stunned reactions. The video is posted on his website, NoIrishPub.com.

“On a day when everyone is proclaiming solidarity with an immigrant group … we wanted them to feel what it was like to be treated like an Irish immigrant … years ago in this country, and, hopefully, that would get them to think about the way we treat current immigrant groups,” Margulis said.

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