Since the debut of Mario Puzo’s “Godfather” movie more than 40 years ago, Italian Americans have been fighting an uphill battle for positive representation in mass media, especially including television and film productions.
Last week we introduced a collaborative effort between the Italian Tribune newspaper
and the Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC). The following article has been
written by an active member of IAOVC. We will be bringing you over the course of this
year many interesting articles by the One Voice Coalition to keep you abreast of issues
of discrimination against Italian Americans in the media including movies, television,
radio, commercials and print.
Italian American One Voice Coalition Calls on Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to Halt TV Commercial Stereotyping Italians
NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES—The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition—the largest Italian anti-bias group in North America—is calling upon the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to halt its television advertisement in Canada that stereotypes Italians as mobsters.