"I may be Irish but I'm not stupid"
Now this may seem trivial, it may be out of context, but it’s beyond excusable to hear a man as influential as the American Vice President endorsing stereotypes. This in effect is a racial attack which prevents Irish people from integrating into the American community. A remark like this prevents us from being afforded the equal opportunities we deserve on the global stage.
For me the irony of all this is that it reinforces my view on America as a country run by a political elite which has little regard for its people, the working class, or the global community.