Years ago while anchoring a very popular TV morning show I was approached by another anchor at the station. He was an older African American man who admired my outfit. What he said next I’ll never forget. “You look terrific in that suit and tie. Just like a made man.” A ‘made’ man as in a Mafia soldier. I found it odd and told him as much. I said, as sternly as I could, ‘That is not only not funny, but no longer acceptable,’ and walked away.