Many of you are aware of the unacceptable remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling and Nevada cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy, about African Americans. Senator Harry Reid is also advocating the elimination of the Washington Redskins name on behalf of Native Americans.
I believe that bigotry, racist and negative stereotyping should never be tolerated in any form. Unfortunately, it is tolerated and is alive and well.
The question I must ask – are negative statements and remarks about Italian Americans viewed and addressed in the same way as other groups?
Many good people don’t find negative remarks about Italian Americans to be bigoted, insulting and demeaning. That may be the main reason that people can say what they want about Italian Americans because they are never held accountable by anyone, especially the news media. Say what you want about us and we’re supposed to laugh it up – “it’s entertainment,” “it’s a parody,” “it’s satire.” Say it about any other group – well that’s different … that’s Racism and Bigotry!
Here are just a few unacceptable remarks that the News Media didn’t feel to be newsworthy:
Did you hear any of these slurs and unacceptable remarks on the the News Media? Did they get any attention?
I guess ethnic slurs about Italian Americans are not newsworthy.
It’s time Italian American demand to be treated like other Americans.
And it’s time to rid this country of all RACISM and BIGOTRY for all Americans.
Hopefully, Italian Americans will be on the same playing field as other ethnic and racial groups when it comes to stereotyping and denigration?