Leprechauns-and-Chihuahuas-Stereotypes-Latinos-Share-with-the-Irish-MainPhotoUPDATED August 1st, 2016

From our bedroom window in Brooklyn, we’re lucky enough to have a view of the Manhattan skyline, replete with the Empire State Building. The famous skyscraper changes the colors of its display according to the seasons and holidays, and I know that in a few weeks, it will be green. Years ago, this would have meant next to nothing to me; the green would have brought to mind four-leaf clovers and leprechauns, and the dreaded St. Patrick’s Day parade, which was synonymous for me with traffic jams and drunken revelry.